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.benetactor m anotner department o£ pnuan- 
*fchropy, having given an enormous sum for I 
A REMARKABLE CHARITY, the construction of dwelling-houses for the ; 

working classes in London. But, if this | 

work had been started within the lifetime 

of Oliver Smith, it was not of a kind in j 

which his environment would lead him to I 

THE FAMCUS OLIVER SMITH WILL, be interested. The establishment of the ! 

Pratt and Drexel institutes is of compara- 

tively recent date. 

, The benefactions of Oliver Smith belong : 
to the order above indicated, and in re- '. 
spect to Smith's agricultural school for free c 
instruction in agriculture and the mechanic 




Which Has Helped Many Young 1 Peo- 
ple in the Connecticnt Valley— His 
Career- and Characteristics — System 
of Apprenticeship. 

The will of Oliver Smith, late of Hatfield, 
by which an extraordinary system of chari- 
ties was* established at Northampton, the 
famous contest in the courts, participated 
in by Daniel Webster and Rufus Choate, 
by which the will was sustained, the sub- 
sequent administration of the * funds, and 
the benefits derived therefrom, form a re- 
markable and interesting chapter in the 
history of this section, and have a bear- 
ing upon the problems of public beneficence 
which confront the increasing number of 
those who, having made immense fortunes 
from the conditions of modern life, gladly 
acknowledge their duty and their privilege 
to do Something in return on behalf of the 
cause of humanity. Oliver Smith, who died 
in 1S45, leaving funds for the establish- 
ment of the Smith charities and Smith's 
agricultural school, was something of a 
pioneer in philanthropic giving. That divi- 
sion of philanthropy which consists in the 
endowment of colleges and contribution to 
missionary funds, usually by will, was com- 
paratively well developed in his day. . Like 
the older states in the Union, that phase of 
philanthropy continues in splendid growth 
and prosperity, while, like the newer states, 
the field upon which Oliver Smith, and 
others soon after him, entered was not 'nec- 
essarily superior or more beneficial, but ad- 
ditional and of great importance. 

That field was the purpose of direct prac- 
tical benefit to young men and women striv- 
ing to get a foothold in life, and not prob- 
able collegians. It'is a field in which some 
of the prominent figures have been Peter 
Cooper, Charles Pratt and Anthony Drex- 
el; it is a field in which, in its later devel- 
opment, the Young Men's Christian asso- 
ciation has been a large factor, in which 
there is a good local illustration of methods 
in George W. Cable's Home Culture clubs, 
and toward which there is a marked trend 
in public education, in the, form of indus- 
trial schools. Oliver Smith had none of 
these examples before him when, in th» 
early 30's of the last century, plans for es- 
tablishing a permanent source of benefit 
for young men and women were taking 
| form in his mind. Peter Cooper and George 
Peabody were living at that time, but were 
about 25 years younger. The Cooper insti- 
tute, which gives free scientific and prac- 
tical education to thousands of young men 
and women, was not established until near- 
ly 10 years after Oliver Smith died. George 
Peabody made munificent gifts to the cause 
of education along established lines — to his 
ifltiye town of Djareers, . to. Harvard col- 

je and for the founding of an institution 

r science at Baltimore. He was an early 

ttee on 
liege of 

liege of 

arts, they are substantially analogous to i p 

( other free educational work, but the spe- ^ a ^ on " 

. cific character of the Smith charities is 
so unusual that the most rigid purist in 

( language could hardly object to their be- liversity 
ing termed unique. They have never been 
imitated or matched. In regard to the 
extent of these benefactions Oliver Smith 

: had, as a matter of absolute comparison 

1 to Andrew Carnegie, no more to give to VIedical 
the cause of humanity than Mrs Wiggs of 

, the Cabbage Patch, whose coin was kind 
acts and heartening sympathy. But Oliver 
5 Smith and Andrew Carnegie are heart 
t brothers and Mrs Wiggs is a sister to them 
both. By comparison, however, qualified 
by considerations of time and place, the 
business success and philanthropy of Oli- 

C ver Smith were those of more than a mill- 
ionaire at the present time and under bet- 
ter financial opportunity. In fact, the 

• funds for the benefactions of Oliver Smith bciation 
as they now stand are well toward $1,- 
500,000, and bear comparison With any 
single gift of the multi-millionaires. Any 

4 institution which has . an endowment of 
that size ranks well among the educa- , 

; tional and charitable institutions of the ."larvard 
Oliver Smith purposed to reach out a 

! helping hand to generation after generation 'Ston 
of young people. His plan was based on 
the needs of young men and young women 
as. he saw them in the everyday life about 

j him and his method was directed by the 
custom of apprenticeship then in full force, 

- and, so far as he could see, likely to go c r ; PnrP5 
on forever. He could not foresee that the ^^"^a 
countless little shops by every tumbling raduate 
stream, the small factories which called into ' 
being a brood of dw T elling-houses in thou- 
sands of hamlets, the village shops where i 
various crafts were plied were to be in this 

j year of 1903, and long before, either ut- ! 

; terly effaced or fallen into such a state of 
decay as to be of value only as the sub- . f 

jects for homilies upon changing conditions, OiOgy 01 
He could not know that it would soon come 
to pass that only by a sort of adaptation of 
the apprenticeship idea, doing perhaps as s P u hlic 
much good, but quite different from the cir- 
cumstances which he had in mind, could the 
provisions of his will be carried out in re- 
spect at least to the trades. In respect to 
farming the conditions are more nearly 
*• what they were in the time of Oliver Smith, )n 
though, from the fact that apprenticeship is : ptv 
no longer a general practice, the require- / 

general practice, tne requu-e- 
' ment that a beneficiary shall be bound, out niversitv 
{ is regarded as something of a hardship by '" * 

the young people and by their parents. But 
the inspiration of the remarkable will of 
Oliver Smith came from the knowledge 
that hundreds of young people were an- 
nually emerging from long apprenticeships, 
equipped with useful training, but having 
little or no funds with which to make a 
! start in life. The sum of $500 would in 
j that day have been of substantial assist- 
| ance in opening a little shop or in start" 
I ing a small business. An independent 
start was the thing that was both desi- 
i rable and possible in the days before $500 
; became about as little by comparison to 
. the requirements of many forms of mer- 
cantile or industrial enterprises as a pond 

is to an ocean, and independence became 
the Drivilege of the farmers and the 
wealthy. It is a striking commentary on 
the extent to which conditions have 
changed that, instead of there being a good 
start toward industrial and mercantile man- 
agement in the possession of $500, there 
are many men earning $10,000 a year or 
more who are not a smalt wheel in the 
mammoth enterprises of the present, but 
WABIINone of the cogs of such a wheel. It is quite 
likely that $500 would secure, by the aid 

•Hf of a mortgage, a larger farm at the present 
i time than it would 50 years ago, and that 

is' a use to which the benefits derived from 
M the Smith charities have been frequently 

applied from the beginning. 







main benefits 


accruing from the 
Q| Smith charities, as distinguished from 
Smith's industrial school, which is not yet 
established, are the gifts of $500 each to 
young men who have served a faithful ap- 
prenticeship and have maintained good 
moral character. It may well be conjec- 
tured that Oliver Smith was led to fix the 
amount of this benefit at $500 by the fact 
that this was the value of his share of the 
estate of his father, which he received at 
the age of 21 and which was the amount of 
his pecuniary start in life. The other ben- 
efits are $300 as marriage portions to girls 
of 18 or over who have served faithful ap- 
prenticeships and maintained a good moral 
character (there being opportunity for girls 
who have qualified and do not marry to 
draw amounts up to $300 in times of need); 
sums of $50 each to be paid, at the discre- 
tion of the trustees, to young women for 
I marriage portions; sums of not over $50 a 
I year and for a length of time not more than 
I seven years to widows having children de- 
dependent upon them, the youngest not be- 
ing over 14 years of age. Beneficiaries un- 
der these provisions must be residents of 





one of the following towns: Northampton, 
Hadley, Hatfield, Amherst and Williams- 
burg, in the county of Hampshire, Deer- 
field, Greenfield and Whately, in the county 
of Franklin. 

The provisions concerning Smith's agri- 
cultural school will- go into effect upon 
the expiration of a period of 60 years 
from the death of the testator. This 
term expires December 22, 1905. The 
fund for the establishment of the 
school will at that time amount to 
$300,000 or more.' Under the conditions of 
the will the city of Northampton shall es- 
tablish a pattern farm, an experimental 
farm, an agricultural school and an indus- 
triai school to ,be mni.rged by thveo super-. 
Po) intendents chosen by the city. The provis- 
ion of a fund of $10,000 for the benefit of 
the American colonization society may be- 
dismissed in a word, as that fund never 
STE^ became operative and reverted to the agri- 
p cultural fund in 1861 under conditions pro- 
* re vjded, because of the emancipation of the 
slaves. The original fund for all these pur- 
poses was $200,000, to be held by a board 
Sec of trustees 'until its amount should be $400,- 
~ 000. Then the fund was to be divided as 
kC( fellows: For Smith's agricultural school, 
\jt $30,000; for the American colonization so- 
iVlt ciety, $10,000; for the joint fund, or what 
has come to be termed the Smith charities 
proper, $360,00-. One-half of the income of 
the joint fund was to be used for the benefit 
of indigent boys, one-quarter of the income 
for the benefit of indigent girls, one-eighth 
for marriage portions of young women, and 
one-eighth for the benefit of needy widows. 
There is evidence that the most cherished 
purpose of Oliver Smith related to the joint 
fund, for in support of the fund for these 
purposes he provided a contingent fund to 
include the residuary amount of his estate, 
and to be devoted to the purpose of keep- 

lug tne joint iund intact, or, if no sucii n 
qun-ement should arise, to be used to extend 
the benefits of the joint fund. The joint 
fund has never been impaired, 'so that by 
the use of the income of the contingent fund 

the benefits of the joint fund have been 
increased by one-half to two-thirds. 

The conceptions set forth in the will of 
Oliver Smith are his own. He blazed a 
new trail in the comparatively unknown 
{ country of great public benefaction. His 
kindred were in good circumstances, and it 
was the cherished object of his life that the 
t bulk of his estate should be applied to pub- 
j lie uses. Judge Hinckley of Northampton 
\ had embodied Oliver Smith's plan in a 
1 draft as early as 1832, and this will was 
completed by Lawyer Charles P. Phelps 
t the same year. Mr Smith was a friend 
and associate of the Huntington and 
Phelps families on the opposite side of the 
river in North Hadley, and travel between 
the two villages was in earlier years con- 
venient by reason of a bridge, which dis- 
appeared many years ago. Mr Smith add- 
ed various codicils to this will, making 
changes particularly in reference to the 
number of towns to be benefited as the 
value of his property fluctuated. Judge 
Charles E. Forbes is said to have offered 
some suggestions as to the form of the . 
will. At length Mr Phelps prepared an- 
other will, which was executed July 15, 
1844. To this will one codicil was added 
August 13, lS4y. The witnesses were 
Charles P. Phelps and his sons, Charles 
and Theophilus P. Oliver Smith died De- 
cember 22, 1845, at nearly 80 years of age. 
His estate was inventoried ah $370,000. 
The contest of the will by the heirs-at-law, 
the" nephews and nieces of Oliver Smith, 
with the exception of Austin Smith, who 
as executor was a proponent of the will, 
the formalities of creating a board of trus- 
tees and other matters incident to settle- 
ment occupied the time until October 10, 
1848, when the $200,000 fund, which had 
increased to $214,000 in the hands of the 
executor,: and a residuary amount of $180,- 
703 as a contingent fund was turned over 
to the trustees. By October 11, 1859, the 
$200,000 fund had increased to $400,000, 
and the contingent fund to $305,985. That 
the main, fund should have doubled in 11 
years is both a tribute to the. sagacious 
manageme&t of the .trustees and an_ evi- 
dence of the results afforded by the higher 
rates of interest that formerly prevailed. 
The fund Vas then divided into three 
parts, as provided. 

The first board of trustees comprised 
John Dickinson of Amherst. Austin Smith 
of Hatfield and Osmyn Baker of North- 
ampton, and they elected Osmyn Baker 
president. The presidents have been Osmyn 
Baker, 1S4S-1S70; George W. Hubbard. 
1871-1881; Luther Bodman, 1882-1884; 
D wight W. Palmer, 1885-1889; D. W. 
Wells. 1890 to the present time. The pres- 
ent trustees are Daniel W. Wells of Hat- 
field, Moses H. Beals of Williamsburg and 
Charles P. Aldrich of Greenfield, Mr Beals 
and Mr Aldrich having succeeded Edwin 
D. Marsh of Amherst and Victor D. Bard- 
well of Whately at the recent election. The 
business of the Smith charities was at first 
transacted in the office of Osmyn Baker, 
and later in the First national bank build- 
ing. The present attractive structure of 
Portland granite situated on Main street, 
in Northampton, of which a picture is pre- 
sented herewith, was built in 1367 at a cost 
of $35,000, and has since been the home of 
the Smith charities. The electors from the 
several towns (one from each) who elect 
the three trustpes, do not receive compen- 
sation, unless it is the case that some of 
the towns allow a smiall sum for traveling 

, xpenses. i nese electors are fleeted an- 
nually and meet at the Smith charities 
building the first Wednesday in May to 
elect three trustees and to receive the an- 
[mial report of the trustees. The three 
[trustees meet shortly after their election 
and elect a president. It need hardly be 
pointed out that the office of president of 
v>mitb chanties is as important as that of 
chief executive officer of a bank, and the 
wise policy has prevailed from the first of 
\ tv,"? • lu nm - e of offi ee-as permanent 
fnHrmi 'Sl * 61 ini POrtant financial insti- 
tutions. There are more frequent changes 

the board of trustees, however, and some 

nni?7 o $ °. 0( i, a year bein S* considered a 
quite acceptable recompense for duties 
which, though responsible, are not severe 
J he president receives a salary of $2500 

The Smith charities are the only benevo- 
lent institution in the state which is taxed 
There is a clause in the will of Oliver 
Smith which advises the trustees to have 

cnvp°^ a o itieS * duly incoi *Porated and to se- 
cuie die customary exemption from tax- 
ation but the trustees accented an act fn 
which it was specifically provided that the 
ctoies should be subject to taxation 
The only explanation that appears of the 
acceptance of this provision is a statement 

i^th^S? °£ the truStees f or the ^Sr 
that they "encannte^ed mu^Ma-Wer 

ence on the pari. of the community and not 

of !lt '° P PP S It101 ! and ^sistance from manV 
of those for whose especial benefit this 
Thf lon^L 3 f beneficence was devised/' 
±ne long-headed citizens of the eight 
w W ,u e yide * t] y considered that there 
would be a good deal of practical benefi- 
cence in the extent of relief from the bur- 
den of, taxation which might be secured 
by taxing the charities. As the trustees 
have a large amount of cash in hand May 
k ^-m* ? om interest on notes, and as 
the $o00 notes of .the apprentices are tax- 
able the amount .of taxes annually pafd 
hy the charities is large. The amomYt 

Sid in %Ztl WaS ^°' «dthe m toSi 
S9S4 n ? e f? smce inc ^Poration is 
*Joy,984 The total amount is larger than 

it»7* 0, i ld be T 6 k not that -unde? forme? 
KfV^J mo ^se notes were taxabff to 

Smith 0l r d h er, >- Th ? bankin » house of the" 
Smith charities is taxable in Northamp- 
ton, but the taxable funds are divided Sto 
, eight equal parts, and the several parts 
I are taxable to the several towns benefited 
by the will, at the several rates of fixation 
I in these towns. The citv of Kniht™^ 

fr^n the Smith charities under a claim that 
the division among the towns was m^™ 

ed^IT 1 ' bUt ^ 'supremrcourt support-" 
ed the arrangement. made by the act of fn- 

," ' " 


8k *& Annuities to special oeneticiaries, 

I ?rt SlQ^Qif n * rv° y \ ^??>W0; indigent 
gnls, $192,914; indigent widows, $296 900- 
£&££# y° un g women, $212,150- tlsW 
$359,984; expenses, $250,943; total ££ 

A^r? 1 ^' 391 - 4 e - am0UDts ^ h a a n y d 
April 30, 1903, were: Joint fund, $673 874- 
contingent fund, $412,212; agricultural 
school fund, $278,768; building* and lot 
$30,000; total, $1,394,854. Payments for 
co?>I?F D . us t closed were: Indigent bovs, 
$2o,000; indigent girls, $4785; indigent I 
35™^ $02( S;. o 1 n nal « en t young ^omen, j 
f^0; taxes, $2o29; expenses, $7110; total 
$51, loo. The increase of funds during the 
year was as follows: Joint fund, $1732; j 

contingent fv .^^^^^^-_ 

fund, $11,383 i.- $608; agricultural school 

During the j?M* $13,722. 
indentured; lo, : i 3t year 44 boys have been 
to 51 apprent. 1 - 5 of $500 have been made 

corporation. According to the provisions" 

en, and the main form of nve^tment by^he" 
2fe" h tle 5 1S that of real estate mortgages 
which has proved advantageous to A?™' 
sands who wished to negotiated? ££jj I 

Some statistics which give a general ' 
view of the size of the operations of the 
Smith charities are the following totals 
Lgniaynaentsinthe 54 years sjopp ^ 

have been surrc <s ' n °tes of 46 young men 
under indentmilered; number of boys now 
indentured; 12 > 121; 17 girls have been 
have received n'irls who were apprenticed 
to defray sickn^arriage portions; advances 
to 13 of the s^s expenses have been made 
serving as appr»: ie class; 25 girls are now 
ceived $50 eac'itices: 104 widows have re- 
have received ;', and 164 young women 
amount. The triage gifts of the same 
have received l.^tal number of boys who 
ber of payment?. 00 each is 1047; the num- 
and the number of $50 to widows is 5938, 
received marriaOf young women who have 
amount is 4243. ze portions of the same 
liable to claim i The amount which is now 
served their ap ; y young women who have j 
married is abo Tenticeship but have not ! 
the heavy demiit $100,000. In spite of j 
the total of *t ld s that have been made 
funds, devoted ' e joint and contingent 
i'.o;:ring twice thto the same purposes, is 
first became a v ' amount when these funds 

The item of ,ilable - 
ficiaries in the tenuities to special bene- 
up of the amo ;s t schedule above is made 
visions of sect! Ults paid under the pro- 
It. is of interes' ms 1 and 2 of the will, 
ner, the relati to note that Eliza War- 
cared for him f of Olive* Smith who 
turn well cared in his o ] d age, was in 

for under the provision of 
me ,wii tnaf tri annuity to her should be 
proportionate t< her needs. She lived to 
an advanced a>j, and in her later years 
the annuity w;? $1400. The Otis Wells 
mentioned in s.-tion 1 was a brother or 

fead one to suppose that he would 
sympathy with the old-fashioned idea of 
Oliver Smith. And marriage does not re- 
late wholly to th- question of race suicide 
It has some bearing upon the happiness and 
Access of the individual and the morals of 

ea^mf irri concerni» g the — of 
dentured under he will. In regard to the the Smitb charities has shown a tendency 
Oliver Smith homestead, Austin Smith j rente r upon the outcome of the plan of 
paid $2000. into the contingent fund and - LU ;■..-• Z.:^ of S3 oo to young men. On 

maried a brother of Austin mere w.exv w 4 ^jj^ t v,o. «hift os« and 

(who was 

Wells and maried a brother of Austin ^^:^t c ^7q o ' C odd*leThe shiftless and 

Smith), and tha went by legacy to her scheme as one w ^coq ^ & 

T nephew, J. ^ VeHs, a brother of D. W. tuuden tne ^ 111L ^v h maintain 

lv? s in a house^?, t W s ?J '%}& time ' every year in the form of scholarships, and 

visory ;*"? p-id^^KSL «M*-b^£^^3r$S i 

ay is Dame! V. Wells f Hatfield, and j gdo the world's work when everybody 
year. A may be ^ a id > h t neither the manage-, becomes cultivated. That is a recognized 

ranctioCbe ' ? e ^ nor the confer t s ° f i fp^l^ « »J££ ^1 

lunciiUJie bej efits couii well b e placed in better , * $ a * ™ d * r tbe conditions that the trade 

things * „ Somethi\g over half a century ago I 1 * be ' en learned and that the character of 

Ullllgfc, * maH b07 in Hatfield begail t o save f as anXant is good, a sum which rightly 

"TW ep ^ for h} l pc ent'5 by carrying milk to J"* ^ in cont rihute to his success, if it 

J-IlCie house of/a -\- c1 vhbor. That boy was | "^ % ^ ^ difference bet ween 

will nn' 11 ^ 1 T? % aL,t the nei S hb . or was °Jj ver i Access and failure. The securing of this 
Will Unaiitiu If there had been virtue in these | sacc |^ d bierit irL laboi% mucll as 

eetrag-s to conf*| lip0 n the child the qual- *} a securing of a scholarship depends upon I 

merit in study, and benefit derived from it j 

and pries of business management and a kmd 
. . sart, the child -> uid not have developed 
training to a man bette,. fitted to administer the 
Serished plans c> the old man. The opera- 
adequa Dns of tne wil1 may, in one view, appear 
^ be automatic but on consideration it 

mendat' comes eyid<?nt a hat much is left to the- 
idgment and cr ^iderateness of the presi-- 
pr^l pmr nt and the cl Vc trustees in the selection 
uai <ailv td supervision la Vhe apprentices, and the 
i*r» rllao-T^f financial L > ponsibility is evident. Mr 
in uidgi e n s was eleeMd recentlv to serve his 
~f +U~ n th * vear ss P rt lent. The charities have 
OI tlie La »>^^v..;;; u , 

•vice which h^, been given by George 

s commensurate with continued industry, 
as the benefit of a scholarship is measured 
by continued application, yet the advisabil- 
ity of these scholarships in industry is quite 
frequently called in question. This attitude 
of doubt proceeds from the question of 
whether young men can be depended upon 
to make a wise use of cash in hand, and 
is to be answered by as correct a statement 
as can be secured of what use the benefi- 
ciaries thus far have made of it. 

The young men who receive these gifts 
are 20 years of age and old enough to have 
given indication of the likelihood of their 
heing industrious men and good citizens. 
If it does nor. appear that they have these 
qualities they do not. receive the gift. It 
may be supposed that young men who show 

i /vice wnicn jic r Deen given vy voreuige 

are C10S r j gn t Clark, who has been in his present 

r sition 18 yea- is. The assistant clerk, 

parts 01 allace H. B ; ati took up his present 

u rk three. yea*. t go. 

1 lie )iiver Smith i.Cade a will so' correct in 
definition* ^ »° Id «>* be broken, and j -g^^^y^^g 
^ \ clear m its provisions that there has . ^ those who have been concerned in the 

CailSe 0? n no difficulty in following out his pur- ; management of the charities say that as a 
;es. Were the purposes wise? The only | ru j e t he opportunity is well improved. Un- 
sicia swer t0 be sp® 1 *^ must come from del . pre sent conditions the plan cannot re- 
' Dlic opinion. T he establishment of the su \t so often as it might have under earlier 
icultural and, industrial school will be [ COI1 ditions in the. .be^eficiarv's starting in 

business in a smaTl^way, but it does re- 
sult in the establishment and purchase of 


Vital, tTl( accord w jt b J method of* beneficence 
TU^-rt^ iot seems to be Approved 'beyond dispute. 
1 licl e l^ t0 the needy.Y such as the charities give 

,i j widows and ypung women m pecuniary 

tlie UIlCKtress, is of a 'jind that has the sanction 
the teaching of Christ and is enjoined 
as a pre states upon their municipalities by law. 
, e marriage portions of $300 and $50 to 
Vanced tmg women have had a marked effect in 
:ouragiDg matrimony in the eight towns, 
"The d the gifts to young men have to a con- 
erable degree contributed to the same 
wit. Oliver Smith showed by similar 
its to young couples before he died that 
considered this a suitable and wise form 
beneficence. Was his an old-fashioned 
ea, too full of sentiment to meet with 
>proval in this business age? Is there 
ly modern leader who considers the mar- 
age institution worthy of defense from 
te flings of the frivolous and the more sen- 
is assaults of those who add zest to their 

homes and especially in the purchase of 
farms. The owners of many farms through- 
out the eight towns are men whose chance 
to become independent farmers came partly 
from the Smith charities. Some of the 
beneficiaries have become prominent cit- 
izens. They include one ex-mayor of 
Northampton, and the number who have 
become selectmen or held other offices in 
the eight towns would make a long list. 
Several Northampton business men might 
be mentioned, and a man in Chicago who 
is understood to have acquired a consider- 
ble fortune. A young man is now using his 
benefit to pay his way in the Yale law- 
school, and won a prize for excellence in 
his entrance examinations. On the other 
hand, an instance was once mentioned in a 
debate concerning the Smith charities in 

imoered lives by procuring divorce and which a beneficiary used the gift to buv a 
mtfacting a new marriage? There is at forse and buggy for pleasure purposes, and 
ast one, President Roosevelt, whose re- had a gorgeous time while the monev last- 
mt remarks o. race suicide mav fairly 


ea. But the cases of gross misuse of" 'tne' 
benefit are rare. 'One who has had pe- 
culiar opportunity to observe the results of 
charitable aid said the other day that every 
kiad of philanthropic assistance was in 
some cases abused and in others used to 
great advantage. The scale between the 
utmost improvement of talents and oppor- 
tunity and an utte* waste of them was, he 
said, likewise to be round in every depart- 
ment "■ sud condition of life, and he did not t 
■ •ws-'ri!',- i-h;\ cisjcuro stances of the Smith \ 
charities gitu to be such as to permit aouae 

i carefully 
pes are re- 

ls been no 
ort to dis- 
Elather the 
,1 and edu- 
esize these 
The report 
e being to 
m specific 
)f illustra- 
ted by each 
within the 

, Education, 

;ary objec- 

, education, 

le field of 

:io:efore, this 

members of the family were prominent in k and 
colonial and later times. The genealogy of 
the family includes the -names of Sophia ! 
Smith, founder of Smith college, and Mary I ■, 
Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke college. iUUlate 
Lieut Samuel Smith and his wife, Eliza- ,. 
eth, who sailed from England for this ledlCal 

country the last day of April, 1634, when i 
they were both 32 years of age, were the al COn- 
ancestors of these three. Lieut Samuel | 
Smith settled in Wethersfield, Ct, and / better 
of privilege any oftener than occurs under j later moved to Hadley, where he was a 
other well-established forms of philan- ' leading man among the pioneers. His son, K keen 
thrcpy. .John, was slain by the Indians in. Hatfield i ^ f 

The failure of the girls of the eight C meadow. John's son, Joseph was .born in ^j^ a 
dr\ , , - ., P captivity, and afterward lived m Hatfield. vvxtlJ - a 

towns to take advantage more frequently/ Joseph's son, Lieut Samuel Smith, was I- 
of the opportunity which the will provides), born in 1715, married Mary Morton, daugh- UnUOUS 
for them results from a tendency of theL ter oi : Jonathan Morton of JHatfield, and r t - „ 
times which seems undesirable. This ten? 1 died ^ ul y 20 , 1767. Lieut Samuel Smith | ienme - 
dency is that of girls to seek employ- was the father of Oliver Smith, Sophia I ^ • . . 
ment in the mills and shops, rather thanl' Smith, the founder of Smith college, was ns IS tO 
enter domestic service, in which alone they the- daughter of Oliver s brother,. Joseph, 
can qualify for the benefits of the will.: Oliver was in the fifth generation, inclu- 
The boys who work in the mills are sub- slv |» o fr0 J? tj 16 & rst Lieut Samuel Smith, 
Nstantially within the' provisions of the will, and Sophia Smith was-- in the sixth genera- 
JtTTeing deemed unnecessary that appren- turn. Mary Lyon, the founder of Mount 
ticeship should include residence in the Holyoke college, was m the seventh genera- 
home of the master, but girls ajje required tioa from the first Lieut Samuel Smith, she 
to learn housekeeping. They need serve being a descendant from Chileab, another 
only in their 16th and 17th 'years, and s011 of Lieut Samuel Smith. Sophia Smith 
might in that time acquire knowledge andj was born at Hatfield, August 27, 1796, and 
skill which would do them no harm if theyj °^ ed there June 12, 18*0, at the age of 74. 
afterward worked in the mill and would^ J Iai T Lyon, daughter of Aaron Lyon, was 
be of great benefit to them if they should k? rn at Auckland, Feoruary 28, 1797, and 
Jnarry, died at So i?. tb - Hadley, March 5, 1849, at 

Abont the Man Who Left the Money. tne age of 52. 
Oliver Smith came of Puritan stock, and , Oliver Smith was born- at Hatfield in 

January, 1766. His father died a year alt- 
er Oliver's birth and left six sons to the 
care of their mother, who is described as 
an active and intelligent woman. Oliver 
received little education except that given 
1 him by his mother. He took his share of 
! the paternal estate when he arrived at 21, 
receiving land valued at $500. Oliver Smith 
was in middle life proprietor of the village 
store in Hatfield,' in company with his 
brother, Benjamin, and in later years he 
accomplished the rapid increase of his 
wealth by stock transactions in New York. 
But throughout his active life a part of his 
attention was devoted to farming, He lived 
before the advent of tobacco raising, which 
later became a source of comfortable for- 
tunes for many Hatfield farmers, and be- 
sides general farming he fattened cattle 
and took them to market down the Con- 
necticut on a flatboat. He seems to have 
been always successful in his undertakings, 
whether in the handling of stock on his 
Hatfield farm or in the handling of a dif- 
ferent kind of stock in Wall street. Con- 
servatism appears to have been one of the 
most marked traits of his character, With 
respect to each of his lines of operation he 
adopted the course which seemed to be the 
safest, though it might preclude the possi- 
bility of large profits, The question nat- 
urally arises, how, If* Oliver Smith 
was a careful and conservative man, that, 
with the experience only of a farmer and 
a country storekeeper, and with his base 
of operations in a country village, hundreds 
of miles away, he should have ventured 
into the financial center of the country, ©£.'- 

many others who consider one uncertain I 
course as good as another. 

It is known that Oliver ' Smith did not \ 
take up the practice of dealing in stocks 
until comparatively late in life, probably ] 
not before he was 60 years of age, and 
one may wonder that a man wno had 
hitherto spent his life in carefully and 
shrewdly running a country store, buying 
and selling livestock and grain and loan- 
ing his surplus on real estate mortgages, I 
should try in his later years unknown j 
financial waters. It may be supposed that, ! 
as one essentially n business man, Olive? :' 
tfmith nad been an interested observer, i 
and had gained some theoretical knowledge, l 
of operations in the stock market Ho j 
might have felt, indeed, with the conscious- 
ness of native power, that therein he would 
find his true measure, but he might never 
have gone forth to test his strength had 
not his nature, long-established m con- 
servatism, fe)t the impulse of comparative 
youth. That impulse h© received from his 
nephew, Austin Smith. It may be sup- 
posed that Oliver Smith would never have 
followed the lead of a man of the next 
generation if that one had not been a man 
after his own heart, and so one is prepared 
to consider the estimate of Austin Smith 
that has been handed down, that he was 
not only, like Oliver Smith, a shrewd busi- ■ 
ness man, but that, as compared to his 
uncle, he had more purely a gift of finance. 
However that may be, both were success- 

J&L S?A ver S -, mi ^ n left an estat * valued at 
$370,000 and Austin Smith left an es* 
tato of $450,000, which was used by his 
sister, Sophia Smith, to found Smith col- 
lege and Smith academy at Hatfield. 

The methods of Oliver and Austin Smith ! 
were simple, if it be granted that far-seeing ! 
vision controled those methods. In respect 
to the stocks in which they had confidence i 

they reversed the saying that what goes 
ud must come down. Whether or not super- 
stition, more dominant then than now, had 
anything to do with it, there were "black 
Fridays ' in those times, when prevailing 
gloom in the stock market assumed its 

darkest nue. in season for the doings ot 
such a day, Oliver and Austin Smith would 
take stage for Hartford and thence proceed 
to New York by boat. The traveling bags 
which they carried would contain cash on 
the outward trip, and on the homeward 
journey would be filled with stocks and 
bonds temporarily under a cloud, but in 
which, nevertheless, the new owners had 
.given the last evidence of faith. Then Oli- 
ver and Austin Smith would devote them- 
selves to farming, to livestock and grain 
trading, to letting their neighbors nave 
small loans at reasonable interest, The 
stock market did not exist for them, It 
waa not their way to start for New York 
when, no matter what brilliant feat the 
market might have performed, they were 
as likely as not to find, upon their arrival 
to sell, the same kind of market as that in 
which they had bought. They knew that 
summer, unvarying, stimulating, prosper- 
ing, would come again, and "in the good 
old summer- time" lor stocks and bonds 
Oliver and Austin Smith would go leisurely 
back to New York and reap the harvest of 
their 'foresight and their patience. This 
seems so easy that one wonders that any 
poor x'olks are left, and indeed it is easy— 
for an Oliver or an Austin Smith. 
Another question often asked is whether 

should have conceived the idea that* he hgd | 
a chance of success there.- And the answer j 
is that Oliver Smij^h was neither a manipu- j 
lator of stock mSr a speculator on margins. ; 
He was a dealer in stocks on very much 
the same lines that he was a dealer in live- 
stock on his farm in Hatfield. He bought 
his livestock and fattened them, then hS 
sold them at the advanced price wh|ch fat- 
tened stock would bring; he bought his 
stocks in Wall street, and though he could 
do nothing to fatten them himself, he wait- 
ed with patience for others to fatten $iem, 
and then he sold them at an advanced price. 
Success in either of these operations postu- 
lates good judgment in respect to the com- 
modity in which he was dealing. If all 
stocks would eventually rise in value, theri 
would be one sure road to wealth, and 
many would be found therein who do not 
permit themselves to dream of wealth, and 
ui y v of "of* vv eusier. 
rther either was the 
hile they were con- 
, able trial of the 
orthampton, which 
as bearing.. In this 
ter won. - Webster 
old and Choate 48. 
Kted about a y ear earlier 
of Daniel Webster in 
>s Senate (Webster having 
accepted m T&'41 the portfolio of secretary 
of state under President Tyler), and Web- 
ster had been returned to his seat in the 
Senate. The trial, opened before the su- 
preme court sitting at Northampton, Jus- 
tice Samuel Sumner Wilde presiding. The 
appellants from the decision admitting the 
will to probate were the 10 nephews and 
nieces of Oliver Smith, who were heirs-at- 
law. Judge Ithamar Conkey, probate 
judge for Hampshire county, had declined 
to act in the case on the ground that he 
was a resident of one of the towns in- 
cluded in the scope of the will and had 
transferred the case to the Worcester 
county probate court. The supreme court, 
however, decided that Judge Conkey was 
not disqualified* and he admitted the will 
to probate in December, 1846. 

The trial in? the supreme court opened 
July 6, 1847. i The accounts that have 
been published jjpf the trial tell of an in- 
tensity of interest on the part of the people, 
induced even more by the fame of the 
counsel than by the great importance of 
the case, which not only caused the court- 
room to be tilled to overflowing, but re- 




t nip oi 




oecame tn< 
le question 
[r of the other 
iries the rems 
will case 
race in 1847, 

ien 65 y< 

in this country, Mr Smith di the 

critical period of abolition agitation, but 
tie showed, not only by his bequest of 
$10,000 for the benefit of the American 
colonization society, but by a gift of $500 
to that society in his lifetime, that those 
sentiments winch, 25 years later, were pre- 
sented by Wendell Phillips and William 
Lloyd- Garrison with the force of all-con- 
quering right and truth, the sentiments 
which led the nation to cut deep for the 
removal of the cancer of slavery and which 
prompted only the other day a gift of 
$000,000 by Andrew Carnegie to Ttiskegee 
university and Booker Washington were 
the same sentiments that Oliver Smith 
cherished in the years approximating 1835. , 
By that evidence of his interest in one of 
the problems of the nation, which later b©r 
3 the greatest problem, the character 
of Oliver Smith acquires breadth, as well 
as the quality of human kindness. It is 
known that Mr Smith gave $50 to a num- 
ber of young couples for marriage portions* 
The only biography ever written of him, 
which is but a brief sketch, says that he 
was a charitable man. I£is not the view 
of tradition, however, taty^ he gave freely 
for the aid of individuals. ^Doubtless there 
wag very little call for ii&ividual charity 
In Hatfield in his day, as there is very lit- 
tle row. Perhaps those who might have 
applied for aid had a healthy impression 
that Oliver Smith was a "'close" man. It 
may well be believed that he did -give aid 
in time of need, but it is equally prob- 
able that be appreciated the value of a 
reputation that was quite ih.Q opposite of 
that of an "easy mark," The world knowa 
now that Oliver Smith was both a man of 
sentiment and of herd, business sense, but, 
like many another successful business man, 
he did not drive those admirable qual- 
ities- as a team. It may be imagined that 
he would prefer to nave a man pay an 
obligation at the cost of considerable hard- 
ship, even if hie should immediately turn 
about and gjye substantial assistance, 
rather than give aid in the form of cancel- 
ing the obligation. But, -with all his money* 

given to oppression or usury. 

Oliver Smith was a public-spirited man, 
and a man of affairs. Whatever there may 
have been of reticence and self-contaiament 
in his nature, his life was not in any de- 
gree that of a recluse. His ability was 
recognized. He shared largely in thehonors 
which the town had to bestow, and he did 
his part as a leading citizen for the ad- 
vancement of the modest public enterprises 
of his day and locality. He built two 
school-houses for the people of poor dis- 
tricts in his town. Mr Smith represented 
Hatfield twice in the Legislature, was a 
member of the convention of 1820 for re- 
vising the constitution of the state, and 
was an elector of president and vice-presi- 
dent in 1S24, voting for John Quincy Ad- 
ams. Tradition has handed down no David 
1 Harum stories about Oliver Smith. He 
1 might be described as a gentleman o£ the 
old school, except that the term is likely 
to convey too much the impression of elab- 
orate formality and too little that of strong 
and influential character. Oliver Smith 
does not appear to have been either 
a cold or a cordial man. He was 
far from being either taciturn or un- 
social, but he was not demonstrative. 
He was just, upright, honorable, effi- 
cient in affairs, and approachable to those 
who could show good reason for claiming 
his attention. The remarkable will which 
he conceived shows the element of great- 
ness in his character as much as the pos- 
session of means to ■ carry out his plan 
proves his ability. There are people now 
living who saw Oliver Smith in their child- 
hood, and cot their further impressions, of 

him from those who knew him well. But 
only one sketch was written of him near 
the time of his death. This sketch was 
prepared by .Tames W. Boyden, attorney- 
at-law, and the materials for it were se- 
cured from Austin Smith, nephew of Oliver 
Smith, and Charles P. Phelps, who drew up 
the will of Oliver Smith. This sketch says: 

Oliver Smith was of middle stature. His 
appearance was that of a man sometimes 
given to quaint humor, but generally in deep 
thought. He always bore himself with digni- 
ty and could easily repel persons whose pres- 
ence was not welcome It was easy for him 
to draw from others what he wanted In order 
to subserve his own purposes, without awak- 
ening their suspicions. He said little, but 
turned what he heard to the best advantage. 
Mr Smith practiced great integrity and cau- 
tion. His religious sentiments were Unitar- 
ian. In politics he was a Jefferson democrat 
originally, but after the time of Levi Lin- 
coln's election to the ofQce of governor he was 
a whig. He always entertained a republican 
contempt for pomp, parade and show. His 
sympathies were with the great middling 

Oliver Smith never married. He spent 
most of his life on the Smith homestead, 
but in his later years he lived at the home 
of Lois Dickinson. It has been a matter 
of regret to later generations that the fru- 
gality and sober-mindedness of Oliver 
Smith prevented him from ever procuring 
any likeness of himself. The daguerreo- 
type began to come into favor a few years 
before his death, but the collodion process, 
which greatly popularized photography, 
was not discovered until several years 
later. It is related concerning the business 
exactness of Oliver Smith, that, having re- 
ceived a payment fronuGen B. B. ,000k 
of Northampton and foumd that, owing to 
the precarious currency of the time, a bank 
note was worth three cents less than its 
face value, he made it a point to see Gen 
Oook and collect the three cents. But there 
ia every reason to believe that he would 
have made equal haste to pay Gen Cook the 
three cents had the circumstances required 
it. There are now living four descendants 
of the nephews and nieces of Oliver Smith, 
who are William H. Dickinson of Hatfield, 
Edwin B. Smith of Ohicago,^Oharles S. 
Smith of New York and John Woodbridge 
Smith of Brooklyn. 

Famous Men 
From This City 
And Vicinity 

George Warner Hubbard, At- 1 
torney, Farmer, Financier. 

George W. Hubbard was born 
in Philadelphia, February 26th, 

His parents were poor. His 
father was a blacksmith by 
trade. Another son was born and 
soon after that his father died., 
His mother and the two boys 
came to Northampton. Aft age 13 \ 
George began work for Captain I 
Porter, a farmer in Hadley. The | 
arrangement was that the boy' 
should work for his board with 
the privilege of studying some 
at Hopkins academy. The young 
man worked faithfully and 
studied hard. This plan lasted for 
about five years. He then spent 
some months studying at Arms 
academy in Shelburne Falls. 

Believe it Or Not— 

(Reg. U. S 

cation, particularly thos 
and to the residency, the 
The hospital administra 
as the medical staff shoi^ 
their role in this educate 
of this program in impr 


The internship, as ha 
tional opportunity whic 
during the medical coui 
ical clerkship with enli 
therefore, be considered 
of the student for gener; 
provide him with the f 
graduate training, devj 
Many internships have 1 
others have attempted t 
part or all of the pre] 
specialty. The results in 
to present conditions. 
since actually there are 
year than there are me< 
need is for internships 
that are definitely focus 

When the concept i 
internship should train 
should lay the basis for f 
to go into a specialty, it I 
length, content and chi 

differentiate it 
ternship shoul< 


of'< HATFIELD, MA55., 


In 1843 he married Philura P. 
Dickinson and he became a 
farmer in Hatfield. In his spare 
time he studied law and became 
well versed in some parts of that 
profession. He was much inter- 
ested in the law concerning prop- 
erty rights. He wrote many wins 
for the people of Hatfield and' 
other towns. It was said of him 
that he wrote more wills than 
any other man in Hampshire 
county. It is stated that he never 
made any charge for such serv- 

« 1855. KL-* Prahire* Synf 
>*K1 wrnri • - - . - 

At age 35 he represented the 
district- in the state senate. He 
did not like political life, how- 
ever, and returned to his Hat- 
field farm. 

Mr. Hubbard detested tobacco.. 
Not only did he abhor the use ol 
the weed, but he would not 
raise it, as his neighbors were 
doing. He sold his farm. 

He was confidential advisor of 
Miss Sophia Smith, the founder 
of Smith college, and drew her 
wHl for her. Mr. Hubbard 


cothpr'with Dr. John M. Greene 
ftronrty advised Miss Smith to 
EStf&e college in Northwn* 

f^tf Sttsn^rVla? UDUATE MESCAL POM. £&& 
? Ill ricmnnd Baker, president ' course 

SrawSrS^*. 5>P0'n^ mphasize an( >*}.;_■ ur ;--" a Sa g e a Co ;f study rf 

him his assistant and upon the , f . j 0n as sc ool psychoJogi^;. r t ^ 

death of Mr. Baker he became it ldbt ior | Vmsterda»m, N. Y. f c OI Lne 

president in 1871. That same | k eenfield 2rd .1 

year Mr. Hubbard was elected I louririn" 

the first treasurer ot the new k_ thirds of inc x.xANHntLU e year in 

Smith college. Mr. Hubbard was - 

highly* "respected clfcen of among those hospitals now offering a two 
i^ U l88S^-L. L. Campbell. | there is a tendency to transfer the second 





year to tne residency. Therefore, at Dres**-*** + he maxi- 

>ne year. 
id effec- 

k under- 
on in a 
my hos- 

to give 

lip pro- 
)uld not 
lip pro- 
roid the 
iunds as 
ans who 
tice will 
:al serv- 
. r under- 


8, 1889. ^ 

Thomson-Houston Electric Light Co. He 
expects to learn the business in detail. 
Hope he may succeed. 

Early History of fcmith 


stood and 


Number Three. 

this reSDOJ At the annual meeting of Resolute 

. j Grange held Dec. 30th the following offi- 

fifreater in cers were chosen for the year ensuing. 

° LS. G. Hubbard, master; J. S. Wells, 

Because overseer; A. H. Graves, secretary; D. W. 

, , ,1 Wells, chaplain; J.D. Porter, lecturer; 

through 1< G. A. Billings, steward; H. S. Hubbard, 
i r j assistant; S. T. Graves, G.K. ; Mrs. A. H. 

ly near III Graves, L. A. S. ; Mrs. E. B. Dickinson, 

ii i , pomona; Mrs. D. W. Wells, ceres; Mrs. 

ail DUt re: L . L . Pease> Flora . Mr . E> B . Dickinson, 

+^ rviTT,a ~ Treasurer. The next meeting of the 
tO give e\ Grange W in be held at the house of L. L. 
Pease. New officers will be qualified at 

that time. It was voted to invite the 
T District Grange to hold the next county 
meeting in this town, Jan. 24th, to meet 
f in the Town Hall. All the members of 
^ subordinate Grange's of the county are 
Tt invited to attend. Morning session 10 

in each 
cedure. * 

in thf» r^l The annual meeting of the Parish was 
in uic ici held at the Yestry Jan. 5. Officers cho- 
hnlk if rii sen ' F* H. Bardweli, A. H. Graves, and 
uuiis., n A1 Oscar Belden, Parish committee ; David 
crivp him -Billings Sec, D. W. Wells Treas, and C. 
give iimi c h Graves co i] ec tor. W. H. Dickinson, 

These fie] D - W-"W ell5 > andF. H. Bardweli, were 
chosen a special committee to report at 
diagnosis a ^ uture meeting on a better system of 
° ' heating £hc rhr'-l:. 

normal ol ^ r * an< ^ ^ rs * ^' ^*" "^od^son visited 
in Springfield with Mrs. J. H. Allis last 

" general week - 

& The weather has been remarkably mild 

matter is an ^ pl easail t since the advent of the new 

jects are ti The week of prayer is being observed 
by holding religious meetings every day 
by the inl through the week. 

Wm. P. Allis, a former townsman, who 

Staff. j oow lives in Williamstown, visited in 

: town last week. His son William will 

During! graduate at Williams College this year. 

I His two daughters, Miss Fannie Allis is 

Upon the at the head of the Academy at Leigh 

. cifcjr, Utah, and Miss Annie Allis is teach- 

upon hlS Jingin the higher department of Irving 

female college, Pa. Both were graduates 

physical C of Smith. 

. Prof. Orr, Jr., of Springfield High 

1 he inter school, was in town last week visiting the 

. place of his former labors. 

Strain OI r Prof, and Mrs. Sanford Cutler returned 

,. from the holiday vacation early last week. 

in hlS pr We are interested to learn that our en- 

, , terprising friends in West Hatfield have 

maSK Or Sj commenced building a chapel, for the 

better accommodation of the people of 

that neighborhood as a place for- holding 

religious meetings. 

George Barton of the Worcester poly- 

I technic institute, has been home during 

' the holidays. 

| W. C. Dickinson has recently purchased 

from a Vermont party, another very 

promising Lambert filly. 


Tiie Birds— A Fog— A Healthy Town— I 
Freshets — Fish in the Connecticut j 
River— Indian History— The Early Set- 
tiers — The People Characterized hy , 
Energy and Thrift— Education— Eccle- ' 
siastical Record — The American Revo- 
lution—The Late Civil War. 

What is a town without birds? Hatfield 
has hosts of them. I know of no place 
where the feathered tribe feel more at 
home, or congregate in larger numbers. 
Awakening in a spring or summer morn- 
ing, one is greeted there with a concert 
from nature's minstrelsy. The robin, 
long before sunrise, takes her place in 
the tree-top, and fills the air with sweet- 
est notes. The lark, rising almost per- 

! pendicularly into the air, sings as sweetly 

j as an angel. , The swallow, the phoebe, 
bobolink, blue-jay, thrush, sparrow, 
humming-bird, whip-poor-will, all con- 
tribute their part to make up the grand 
harmony of nature in this valley. 

A fog here in a summer morning, is a 
phenomenon of singular beauty. The 
main street of the town has such" a prox- 
imity to the water and the surface of the 
land so lacks elevation, that in summer 

J the dew begins to fall and dampen the 

: grass early in the afternoon and remains 

J- late in the morning. Yet the town is 
not unhealthy. The people who are 

c born and reared here, attain to a great 
age, and they are as free from infirmities 
as any people. Men in any atmospheric 

.conditions soon learn to adjust them- 
selves to their environment and win 

|, victories over the foes of life and health. 
But a dew is not a fog. Mr. Huxley 
says: " A fog is. a cloud resting on the 
earth, a cloud is a fog floating high in 
the air." On a summer morning, if one 
is a short distance from the Connecticut 

J river, he sees standing up on it, a huge 
white mass, hundreds of feet in height, 
and following the meanderings of the 
river through the valley. It is a majes- 
tic and impressive sight. As seen from 
the college hill in Amherst, or from the 

( elevations just west of Hatfield, this 
"pillar of cloud" seems almost divine, 

\ It needs but little imagination to hear 
* warning or love 


from it God's words of 

A freshet, which is water run mad, is 
an annual occurrence in Hatfield. Then 
f< the river rises twenty feet above its sum- 
mer level, pouring down in torrents the 
melted snows of the North. These fresh- 
ets are more violent and destructive than 
they were fcalf a century ago. The hills 
of Vermont and New Hampshire, sloping 
towards the river, were then covered 
with dense forests which held the snows 

[well sheltered at their feet. A warm 

| sun in April or May could not reach 
them and suddenly convert them into 
water to deluge the country below. But 

j now much of the Northern forest ha? 

i fallen before the woodman's ax, a: 

when the rays of the spring sun fall on the 
cleared hillsides, the accumulated snow 
is speedily converted into fluid which 
the banks of , the river are too low to in- 
close. At such times the meadows be- 
come a sea, the streets are impassible, . 
some of the cellars under the dwelling ^ 
houses are flooded, and sometimes 
stretches of cultivated land are swept i 
away. The sights on the river then are 
not only picturesque and sublime, but 
sometimes painful. Not only logs in 
large numbers are seen floating down on 
the maddened waters, but often choice 
lumber seized from the yards where it 
had been stored, bridges wrenched from 
their foundations and hurried away, 
eve. . barns and houses which had been 
the habitations of bfutoa r.nd men.' 
When the freshets occur in the autumn, 

Mr. Waite wrote to his " loving friends 
in Hatfield," is so genuine, so full of 
true pathos, that it cannot be read with- 
out tears. 

"Truth is always strange, stranger 
than fiction." As we wander over these 
fields, or sit under the wide-reaching 
branches of these trees, we are forced 
to think that perhaps the very spot I i , . i 
where we are has been drenched with ^ 
human blood poured out as the price of 
the heritage which we enjoy, or has 
heard the agonizing groans of dying mor- 

The ancestors of Miss Sophia Smith, 
the foLnder of Smith college, were suf- 
ferers from the onslaughts of the In- 
dians. Her maternal great-great-grand- 
father, a self-sacrificing and fearless ndividlial 
man, was killed, May 30, 1676, by the ' 

.fie condi- 
on on this 

as they sometimes do, one sees stacks ) Indians, at the foot of the main street in 
of corn and cocks of hay floating on the Hatfield, whither he had 

siirfflnp nf tViA rnaliinrr wovpa ' UOme 

surface of the rushing waves 

A century ago the Connecticut river 
yielded abundant supplies of large and 
wholesome fish. Its waters are suited 

To over- 
nisig and to 

in Hadley to help rescue 
neighbors from the pitiless savage who ,. , 
was ravaging the town. Her paternal emble the 
great-grandmother. Canada. Waite, was , 
to the summer residence and growth of ' born in Canada, of a mother who was i nave con " 
the finny tribes ; but the high dams con- \ held by the Indians as a captive there. L t j ent ^ e _ 
structed in the river to divert the water j Hatfield was incorporated as a town I ^ 

and compel it to turn the wheels of in 167 °- As earl y as 166 ° six families of tj e } a ^ on 
varied industries, have so obstructed the ! the sturdy folk who had lef t Wethersfield, f 
passage that salmon and shad no longer, i Hartford, and Windsor, to colonize the [ a l anc [ G n 
in large numbers, visit their old-time regions north of Springfield, settled on 
haunts in this valley. < the west side of the river . while forty- oSSlble, OI 

There was a time when a citizen of seven families made their homes on the 
Hatfield would have been ashamed to j ea st side, in what was then known as lepartures 
be seen carrying to his home a shad. Norwottuck, and now Hadley. All these 
The choicest salmon were so plentiful E pioneers were courageous, such stuff as are aggra- 
here that none but the poorest people | heroes are made of, or they would not f ,, 
would accept a shad as a gift. But na ve left their homes in the towns be- IOHOW-Up 
Hatfield had no poor people. ' She has ,low,whicli for a generation had been safe f 
never had an almshouse, for the su ffi- ' from incursion, and prosperous, for the . " b Ui LICclL " 
cient reason that she has never needed 1 wilderness on the northern frontier full • -,-, . 
onfc# P of hardships and dangers. Especially j 1S auic iu 

This town has an Indian history of no P courageous must the little band have' 
little interest. Sometime, when we P been wno dared t& cross a considerable 
learn to love plain, simple facts, the In- fr nve r and begin a settlement by them-f^ care Q f 
dian wars, the thrilling adventures of the f selves. Nothing but a " waste howling 
early settlers in this valley, some of ; wilderness " and: the fierce savage were. ce nta2fe of 
whom were burnt at the stake, some beyond them, and the river, often lm- . r 

taken captives by savages and carried* passable, was between them and their e aging 01 
far from their homes into a bondage fr *® no - s * ;_ , . _ , . ,, 

worse than death, and accounts of worn-, R ev. Mr. Temple, in his history of theLven m the 
en and children ransomed by their hus- . town of Whately, says that "the six 
bands and fathers— these things will fur- 1 families who took lots on the Hatfield ntems are 
nish material for books more attractive side appear to have been Richard Fel- 
and profitable than tales born in the most Clows, Richard Billings, Zachanah Field, K may re- 
productive imagination. I J°ku ^e, Job ? Wnite ' Jr '' and Na than- nf 
Hatfield suffered several attacks by ,iel Dickinson, Jr " _ MI COU^C, 
The land had been bought L The people of this town have ever- 
ts, but when the Indian x been noted for their energy and thrift. U1 5 a 5 c da 
The elder President Timothy D wight, in -t^nt^n f 
his Travels Through New England and -LCliuuii ui 
New York, says: — " Indeed, the farmers 
of Hadley, Hatfield and Deerfield are 
superior to those of any other township r^c of the 
in this county. It is unnecessary to add 
that they are in prosperous circum-Qcl mental 

This was written in 1810 when " this 
county'' embraced all that is knovvn as 
Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden 
counties. The people of Hatfield have 
been behind no people in the valley in 
the skill and enterprise with which they i 
have managed their industries and cared | 
for their interests. At one time this ' 
was the wealthiest town in the common- 1 
wealth in proportion to its population. 
* In many respects Hatfield is a model 
town. It resembles more nearlv an ideal 

the red men. 
from the owners 

saw the steady progress of the white 
man's settlements, he well knew it was 
the knell to his wild pleasures and his 
barbarous mode of life. So he com- 
menced a war of extermination and 
plunder. In one of these ferocious at- 
tacks, on the 19tfi of April, 1677, made 
by about 50 Canadian savages, there was 
a fearful slaughter of men, women and 
children in this town, and several houses 
and well-furnished barns were burnt. 
Seventeen persons were at that time 
carried off as captives. The story of 
their sufferings and of their redemption 
is worthy of the pen of a master. Ben- 
jamin Waite, who was chiefly instru- 
mental in bringing back the captives, is 
truly one of Hatfield's heroes. The po- 
em by Miss Margaret Miller aptly en- 
shrines his memory. The letter which 

English village than any other town structed ^ eir 7 e P re ^ 

which I knowT No one can be acquaint- i the delegates ^ from this colony, m toe 

ed with the people, as I have been, and ! ^SS^i^S^L^^ 

Great Britain, the people of Hatfield 

not admire their intelligence, thrift, gen- 
erosity, and high and noble character. 

In providing education for the youth 
this town has always held a high rank. 
According to the town records there ex- 

would sustain them with their fortunes 
and their lives." 
And when the late civil war burst up- 

to S eadTTsTeTprtifioVtVSe R^of Hatf eld 4*_no reserve rushedtp 

education's ^ c T 1 - y a V u, ?t ^ 1BiW " " aa ,"!r£ the rescue, and poired out their treas 
by the town for the education of ! girls ™> T ^\i eir ^dcest hlood to defend 
To th0S(as wel as boys in the public schools. ™ £™ ci universal freedom, and 

f 1 ^ T ^?H t6 i5 r ' Sda - BG - H ? b ^ ar ^i 1 ? rt hl8e ^ to maintain the integrity of our govern- 

Of real ed cellent address given at the 212th anm-, l d . - ^ h was not, I 


IT/ Z'^f-^ttltt ™Jft> think, a » copperhead » in the town 

It was amid such natural scenery, and 

not e field, says : — " In the assessors' record of) 
nn^ihle „, 6 6 scholars in 1711 the names of 18 girls h 

pOSSlDie a( are given as school attendants with the of Sm f th co11 

dents and 
on a full- 
proved qi 
offset thes 
This dis 
ing staten 

1. The i 

This is worthy of notice, because " up 
to 1787 there had been no provision 
made in Boston for the education of fe- 
males at public expense." " Northamp- 
ton did not admit girls to the town 
schools till 1802." 

Ferhaps it can, however, be shown 
that our fathers began the work of edu- 
cation on a broader base than they con- 
tinued it. Girls were admitted to the 

of Smith college was born and all her life 
-* had her home. 

Lowell, Mass., Aug. 31, 1891. 


Florida Revisited. 

Jacksonville, Florsda, Feb. 3, 1894. 
To the Editors of the Hampshire Gazette : 
Having the grip we thought best to 
take Florida as a remedy and according- 
public schools in several towns in the ly left home Dec. 19th. 




state v prior to 1680. After that they f We found the weather in Jacksonville 
seem'to disappear till about 1800. like August in the Ncrth, people say they j 

Not a few of the young men of Hat- never knew it so warm mis time of year, 
field have been educated in the colleges! This city has about 35,000 inhabitants, I 

practic °^ New England, and become prominent 'and is quite a railroad center and shipping 

^ m in varied spheres of usefulness. Among point by water, it is called the ''Metrop- 

in2f in <them should be mentioned Rev. Jonathan oiis" and "Gate" of Florida. 

. Dickinson, whc'is supposed to have had There are some nice residents and a 

The in a primary influence in originating the number of fine hotels, one that wiil ac- 
college of New Jersey " and was its first commodate 1500 persons. The govern- 

penenc president: Rev. Eli sh a Williams, the third ment is building a custom house of gran- 
.president * T$k college; Samuel D.-ite, whicn will cost $450 000. There is a 

SliperVJFartridge;' Esq., Q successful merchant, good court house, and churches of all de- 
, -. i now living at the age of 85 years ; Hon. nominations. 

Clerksn Edward C. Billings, judge in the U. S. 1 The city is supplied with water by four 
court in New Orleans ; George W. Waite, Artesian wells, the deepest one is 1020 
prominent as an educator in Ohio; and! feet. They strike rock when down 50 
Dr. Charles M. Billings, a physician of I feet, and go through slate. The air about 
note in Iowa. the steam pumps and reservoir has a 

These are only a few of the sons of ; strong sulphurous smell, but the water as 
Hatfield who have graduated at college ' it comes through t~e pipes has nothing of 

instrild anc * re fi ecte( i honor on their alma mater, it. One sees orange trees, tropical plants 
The ecclesiastical record of this town and uegroes in nearly every yard. 
has been to its credit. These people My mind reverts to a visit 28 year3 ago, 
have gone through more than two centu- 1866, when I took boat at New York for 
ries of their history and been united in Florida, 
their religious life. Only one church, a 

The in 
of the 

The in 
vide j 

Congregational, has here rung its Sab- 

bath bell to summon the- devout and the 
prepaij spiritually careless to the worship of 
God. Consequently this has been a 
strong church, to support which the bur- 
den of taxation has not been oppressive. 
Religion has prospered. The intelli- 

The te 

The harbor at Savannah was full of.ob- 
structions, everywhere I saw ruined 
homes, which toid of the waste and des- 
olation of war. Jacksonville was hardly 
anything at that time, an old barn of a 
tavern and a few very common houses. 

I recollect there was one good house 
near the tavern where I stopped, which 

gence and virtue of the community have ! was confiscated and occupied by officers 
been promoted and there has been an ab- of the army. 

ml sence of the strifes, alienations and ani 
mosities which exist too often in towns 
divided by sectarian lines. 

The people of Hatfield were staunch 
supporters of the American revolution. 
Tories she had among her prominent 
citizens, but they derived no aid or com- 
fort from the main body of the people. 
They were even proceeded against by 
the people and compelled to sign a 
declaration renouncing and condemning 
the authority of the royal governor, or 
depart from the town. At a town meet- 
ing held Aug. 12, 1776, the people in 

Its former owner, Col. Sanderson, who 
used to teach in the Hadley academy, (I 
was informed that he had to leave there 
at short notice) came South and married 
two wives s sisters in a very prominent 
family which owned a great many slaves. 
He was the ablest lawyer in this part of 
the state. I remember seeing him in the 
U. S. court held in St. Augustine. He 
with a number of other lawyers wanted 
to plead cases in court. The judge told 
them -'they had better get their own par- 
don before coming there to plead tor 
others." They were a pretty sour look; 

Trainmen— Telephone 
Mail Carriers Have a 

12, 1895, 

erm "resi 

the Storm of 1888— Severe Winds—! 

All Roads Leading into the City 

Blocked — Great Suffering Among 

Wires Down— 

Hard Time. graduated 

hysician to 

^actice and 



v\n lnnooAp o 


( ing crowd. One Lawyer Hardy, a Union 

' man, was beaming wiih smiles- 

| Wliat one acre could be bright for A 24-Hour Blizzard-Comparison With 
ijnow would have bought all Jacksonville 
ijthem An acre where the St. James 
' now stands was offered for $10 with an- 
other thrown in. If one could have Been - 

into the future, with a few hundreds in- 
vested here he might have been worth 

millions today. 
There was no conveyance direct to St. ! 
I Augustine. We were obliged to take 1 
'boat for Palatka. .stay over night, and 

come back to Ficolata, a town of one 

house, owned by Mr. Brave. The boys { 

to laugh at his big stories. One was, JARY 
| he had seen eleven thousand oranges on 

one tree. They teli larger ones now, and 
J we believe them. Here we took stage 
I for St. Augustine. I had for companions 
\ Judge Porter and wife of New York, and , 
I three others. 

The teams were the most dilapidated [ 

one can imagine. What took two days' 

travel then, can be accomplished in less I 

than two hours now. I found St. Augus- f 

tine one of the most quaint and interest- 
ing places that I ever was in. It is much 

changed now. To be sure, there is the 

old Spanish fort, built of coquina, the 

slave mart, and the sea wall, and some of 

the crooked and narrow streets, with the 

second story jutting over the road. 
At the suggestion of my uncle, the late 

Henry Strong of .{Northampton, I calle i 

upon Miss Sarah Mather, and found her a 
j charming and patriotic lady. She and 
i her school were among the. chief features 

of tbe place. She was much annoyed by 

petty meannesses of the rebels, but she 

lived 90 near the church they could not 

burn her out. She said that her most 
! intimate friends were daughters of a" 

Confederate officer. They never con- 
versed about the war. 
That part of the city into which Mr. 

hl5? rf T T P Ut ^ ll0nS iS g Tw ai ! d -'wiil h 
beautiful. It reminds one some ot Wash- 
ington. His hotels. are not surpassed for 
beauty and elegance. He has built a* 
church memorial to hi3 daughter, costing' 
|250,000. He gave $10,000 to restore the 
old Spanish cathedrai, damaged by fire. 
R. Hubbaed. 

Prof. Thorndiko is still on the sick 
list, not being a"blo to sit up but a ate disci- 
short time. , . , . 

No schools in this part of the town w n!Cn is 
Friday, on account of the storm. The ^pj.-p^p 
thermometer registered about two aHj lceil ^ lllc '* 
day. which with the high wind and j S caliber 
drifting snow made it a tedious day 1 
to be out in. No mail received after>osures to 
10 a. m. 

Mrs. Mitchell Proulx is suffering^ to USe 
with a bad hand and arm, caused by i r 

thrusting a needle in her finger. [ ptace OI 

The Real Polks will meet Priday^tunities. 
with Mrs. George Billings. , 

The Historical club meets at theJogy, the 
church parlors this evening. u 

Four young men and a young woman ;ly resi- 
will hold meetings at the church next 
Sunday at 10 a. m. and at 3 p. m. 
At the latter time the women will 
meet in the clrarcih and the men in the 
church parlors. ^ole c i j 

Union Presbyterian Endeavor society 

at the churdh par-n^ily an 

the resi- 

lors Thursday night. 

One of our neighbors, 
70 years old. was out 

( path this morning, with 
strokes as any man. ,S>he takes a room 
ing walk of nearly ' one-fourth of athe ODjec- 
mile after her milk, sometimes before -, i -it 

, it is hardly ligtat. Cold weather anetO Should 

a lady over 
shoveling a 
as vigor ousof today's 



12, 1895. 


\e present 


Jreat Storm Which Causes 
Suspension of Business. 

'rains Blocked, Mails De- 
layed and Electric Cars 
Completely Snowed 

over 80 years 
every morning asu-l f r om P _ 
Can you show us" 11 ilctlllc 

j her. Her husband, 

I starts off to work 

/ brisk as some at 20, 

j another as young couple for their agesQ^Jy fluid 
in Hampshire county? ' 

Mrs. Powers, out on the old Pantry {o adjust 
road, is quite sick. Her daughter 
Mrs. Fitzgibbons, who lives at C. SmceS and 
Shattuck's, was so concerned about hei 
that she walked out to see her Friday 
niglit, a distance of nearly two miles i ,♦ 
when it was hardly safe to go far wittCaucatlon 
teams. Dr. Barton succeeded in driv- 
ing out there, but froze one ear and 
lost his hat. Mrs. Barton froze an ear 
coming home from Jacob Carl's Thurs- 
day night. 

Mrs. M. E. Baggs entertained a party 
of friends and relatives Thursday, ia 
honor of her sister, Mrs. Fisk of Spring- 
field. * 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dwigtit have the 
sympathy of their friends in the loss; 
of their dog. which sickened and died, i 

possibly from the effects of poison. _ 
Alviii Keyes has resigned h:s posi- 
tion at Mr. D wight's and left town for 
the present. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrick, North street, 
have a little daughter. 

Some of the Smith academy young 
men (?) do not seem to profit by the 
teachings of that institution, judging 
by the way they use the names of 
some of our respected, aged citizens 
as by-words in their coarse jokes and 
jests. It may do no real harm but 
such behaviour does not indicate 
smartness, as they seem to think, but 
rather a lack of common sense. Ke- 
spect and veneration for the aged can- 
not be too early, nor too strongly m-, 
stilled into the minds of t'fae young. ( ( 

J. E. Porter is taking a business trip 
through the* West. 

Howard Graves, formerly of Hat- 
field, has lately received ?a promotion 
to the position of salesman in the _ 
wholesale department! r*CE &$*£*££§$ 
where he has been employed for the 
past few yars. ■ 

There will be a social dance in the 
town hall Friday evening by the L.« 
and A. club. Arrangements have been 
made for the care of teams, and the 
members of the club are doing their 
be;*t to make it an enjoyable event. 

Arthur, son of D. E. Shattuck, who 
has been in the employ of Schovelling, 
Daily & Gale, dealers in sporting 
goods, New York eity for the past hve J 
years, has resigned his position withi 
them and will accept a more advan- 
tageous one farther West. j- 


sion to 
that an 
comple 1 
be takei 
who dej 
The i 
dency z 
begin tt 
edged t 
now so j 
dency is 
in the ir. 
which t] 
three ye 

quate j" 17 * 1895.— FOUETEBN FAC 

service. Work of the Smith Charities- 

year he 
be car 
dent Cc 
only 01 
cult to 



Beneficent nud Far-Reaching Effects of 
the Institution. 

From the quiet way in which it is con- 
ducted the work of the Smith charities 
is little known in the Connecticut val- 
ley, especially in view of its great 
usefulness. For half a century the 
novel plan of the peculiar Hatfield man 
has been developed in excess of the founder's 
anticipation, and lias made its impress 
on the character of the towns benefited 
directly 1 by it. The work of the 
Smith charities has been performed very 
quietly, and without ostentation, and while 
its beneficence has been extended to thou- 

sands of families in this valley, there are 
many people who are ignorant of it and 
without knowledge of its scope and work- 
ings. Especially is this true among the 
younger generation. There have been in 
the past many instances of great public 
benefactions in the disposal of accumulat- 
ed wealth, but none has been more 
signally beneficial in its own special field 
than this. Every one has heard of Girard 
college and its eccentric founder, and great 
has been the admiration for the generosity 
of the originator of the Aster library, and 
many other public charities which have 
followed have called forth unstinted praise. 


But here in Western Massachusetts in 
the early part of the century, lived a good 
Samaritan, who, although his name has 
been perpetuated, is almost forgotten, but 
who should ever be remembered with re- 
spect and profound gratitude. His life 
was hard and unlovely, and like that of 
many other benefactors, seemed to be one 
of persistent avarice; in truth, all of his 
contemporaries believed him to be a miser. 
But upon his death people discovered that 
his lite had not been one of unending 
selfishness; that it was his one cherished 
thought to dispose of his honestly ac- 
quired wealth in charity, in that manner 
which should be of the greatest benefit to 
the greatest number. How well he suc- 
ceeded, his numerous beneficiaries will tes- 

Oliver Smith, the founder of this great 
institution, was born in Hatfield in 1706. 
Although reared in poverty, he developed 
a wonderful power for acquiring wealth. 
He was taught economy and frugality in 
his childhood, and these principles became 
inherent in bis life and were carried to ex- 
cess. He was more than economical; he 
was called avaricious and selfish. It has 
been written of him that he gave to char- 
ities during his lifetime, but that is not 
true. Those who remember him, say that 
he never spent a cent if he could avoid it. 
He was shrewd and honest, however, and 
through successful speculation he had 
gathered considerable property at the age 
of 30. Success attended his ventures. The 
hoarded wealth, grew slowly but sensibly, 
so that upon his death, which occurred in 
1845, his estate was valued at nearly 
$400,000. He left neither wife, nor chil- 
dren, brothers nor sisters, and the bulk of 
his estate went to found the Smith cHar- 

The small esteem and lack of respect in 
which he was held by the people of that 
time is well illustrated by the manner in 
which his will was received. When it be- 
came known that he had left all his prop- 
erty to charity and had provided for its 
disposition and government by an exhuus 

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rve will, people were highly amused and 
branded it as "anorher of the old man's 
fanatical freaks." When the will was read 
in probate court before a large assembly 
of citizens and members of the bar, a 
smile of incredulity passed around, and 
even the lawyers laughed aloud at a 
scheme which seemed not only improbable, 
but the scheme of a fanatic. But their 
Contempt changed to wonderment and 
amazement as the scheme was gradually 
unfolded and laid before them, complete 
and exhaustive in every detail, and legal 
in every sense. It even took considerable 
time for people of the separate towns to 
believe in it sufficiently to adopt its pro- 

The heirs-at-Iaw, of whom there were 
several nieces and nephews, contested the 
will and after a conflict of nearly two 
years the case was brought before the su- 
preme judicial court at Northampton July 
6, 1847. That was probably one of the 
most renowned legal controversies that the 
Connecticut valley has ever witnessed. The 
objection to the will was that one of the 
attesting witnesses, Theophilus Parsons 
Phelps, was incompetent on account of in- 
sanity. Two days were occupied in the 
trial, Rufus Choate arguing the case for 
the contestants, and Daniel Webster for 
the will. The old court-house was crowded 
to overflowing, and ladders were put up 
to the windows, so eager were the people 
to see and hear the great orators. Their 
pleas are regarded as among the most re- 
nowned forensic efforts. The jury brought 
in a verdict sustaining the will. 

The will gave the estate to charitable 
purposes for the benefit of the towns of 
Northampton, Hadley, Hatfield, Amherst 
and Williamsburg in Hampshire county, 
and Deerfield, Greenfield and Whately in 
Franklin county; By the provisions of the 
will these towns were directed at the an- 
nual town-meetings to choose a person who 
should be called an elector, and these elec- 
tors should choose three trustees who should 
have charge and management of the entire 
fund. The will provided that $200,000 
should be managed by the trustees as an 
accumulating ifund until it reached the sum 
of $400,000, which came to pass October 1, 
1859. This amount was then divided into 
three distinct funds— $30,000 to found the 
Smith agricultural school at Northampton, 
$10,000 for the colonization societv. and 
$360,000 for indigent boys, female children, 
young women and widows. The remainder 
of the property was constituted a contin- 
gent fund to defray the expenses and keep 
the principal funds entire. Provision was 
made that the .agricultural school fund 
should be accumulated for a period of 60 
years from his death, that .is, till 1905, 
when the school should be established in 

By the provisions of the will the 
$10,000 fund for the colonization soci- 
ety, which was not claimed by the society, 
went to the contingent fund. The remain- 
ing fund of $360,000 was called the joint 
or miscellaneous 'fund, and was divided so 
that one-half the income should be applied 
for the benefit of indigent boys. Any boy 
in any of the eight towns, of good 'moral 
character, poor or from a family in mod- 
erate circumstances, can be helped by this 

charitv. The boy who seeks this aid is 
"bound out" for a term of years to serve 
an apprenticeship in either farming or me- 
chanical pursuits. That is. he leaves home 
and is bound to some family known to the 
board of trustees, in which he lives till he 
becomes of age. After serving a saws-fac- 
tory term of apprenticeship ami arriving 
at the age of 21 he may receive $u00 as a 
loan, upon which he pays interest for five 

>24 ::•':>. 


years, and at the endi of that period he re- 
ceives the $500 as a gift. The income of 
one-quarter of the fu 'id was appropriated 
to the benefit of indigent female ehihlnn. 
They were to be hound out till 18 pears of 
age, and at the time of tl'ieir marriage were 
to receive $300 as a manage portion. The 
Income of one-eighth was applied for the, 
benefit of indigent young women who upon ' 
their marriage were to receive $50 as ^'riCOm- 
marriage portion. The income of the re- i 
maining eighth was to be paid to indigent ! 
widows in sums not to exceed $50 to any 
person in one year. L pplii 

Tins important system of charities was put 
r in operation in 1859. The first board of .^here- 

trustees organized in 1848, and Gsmyn 

3 Baker was chosen president. He was sue- Some 

; ceeded in 1871 by G'eorge W. Hubbard of j 

[] Hatfield, who held the position for three ^CQ TO 

I years. Luther Bodman was elected in 18 ;y <2 r*n «i 

2 and was in turn succeeded by D wight W. Willie 

Palmer of Amherst, and the present officer, 
: Daniel W. Wells of Hatfield, was elected lOt be 
in 1890. The associate members of the 
board at present are Lyman A. Crafts of j If an 
Whately and Henry St. MeCloud of Am- i 
herst. Some idea of its scope and the ben- MpJ Vjp- 
i efit which is derived from this system, of ;' 
('charity may be gleaned from the following |-^£ the 
L statement. During the time in which it has 
been in operation there has been annropriat- 
ed to the benefit of indigent 1 oys. $38 i. 500; 
to young girls. >'•",• ;.-!.•;,: to 
women. $153,850: nn$ ro widow's, -Si 
During this time 783 leys have received the .v.* u 
gift of $500 after serving their time. The vVniCn 
aim of the founder was to benefit and aid _•• 

£ the people of the poorer classes, and the OOrul- 
beneficent effects of the charity will be , 

E found in hundreds of homes The aide and 

which is thus given to the boys his time 
1 and" time again proved the foundation of a * nigh 
career of success, of direct benefit to the 
recipients and indirectly to the eomrnumtes. XientS. 

The scheme which governs the disposal of , 
these charitable gifts is not alone unique but ne 3.11 
it shows far-sightedness and shrewd discern- ,~ n u 
ment of the effects of the system. The ad- 
vantages which a boy who is indentured, and ? g^gO 
bound out under the provision of the sys- * 
tern receives are almost of equal value to dpting- 
th^ 'remunerative aid which is given. It o 

teaches him independence, economy, moral- 'op+ipp 
ity, for that is obligatory, and necessitates d-^tlL-C 
j his learning a trade. In the early days the 
majority of the boys were bound out to 
farming, but now the greater' majority ac- r 
cept the m-echanical pursuits. This branch DI true 
is enlarged to cover a vast number of trades , 
and callings. I baSIC 

The amount of good which has been i , 

wrought by this charity can in no way be es- ^ e P ar t- 
timated. Many of the leading business men r p. gjipj 
. in these towns obtained their start in life 5 
j through this $500 gift and an equal amount *r em- 
j of good has been accomplished in the other " 
J departments. The magnitude of this sys- cialtV. 
' tern of charity may be seen in the increase in ' ' " 

i funds, in the amounts paid for various pur- ^p,rifpr- 
I poses and in the number of the different"^ 
f classes of citizens who have received its 
bounties. In October, 1848, the funds 
amounted to $419,221; May 1, 1895, they 
amounted to $1,266,640. The agricultural 
school fund on May 1, 1895, amounted to 
$199,688. In 1905 when the fund becomes 
available, it is but reasonable to expect that 
with the present rate of increase it will 
amount to $300,000. This will add to North- 
ampton as an educational center, for this 
fund will richly endow the agricultural 
school which is to be established. 

The testator gave directions for the insti- 
tution. His proposition states that there 
shall be two farms, one as a "model" and the 


other as an experimental farm. On these 
farms are to be established a manufactory 
of farming implements and an agricultural 
eehooi, in which boys of tine poorer slashes 
shall receive a good common school educa- 
tion and be instructed in farming and me- 
chanics. Each boy receives at the age of 
21 $200 in addition. Here is a system which 
is more comprehensive than any school of 
the kind in operation in the country. 

disCUSsk In 1865 the 'building in 
i ii are now located was erected. It is a com- 

SnOUla modJous structure, 52 by 30 feet, built off 

shnnlH 1 Portland stone and with the lot is now 
SHOUld I Talued at $30,000. The offices of the insti- 
..,„,., Uq tution resemble much those of savings banks 
ways na and th , a method in which the business is 
«J,,^+;J transacted is very similar to that of saving^ 
eaUCailC ftanks. The greater part of the funds is 
r invested in national, state and city stocks 
LlOnS IOl and "bonds and in loans on real estate. From 
this immense amount of money, many ben 

field, also Dr. D. Hurlburt Allis and 
nelius Hurlbut of Springfield, Samuel F. 
Billings of Hatfield and Edward Allis 
of Springfield. 

A reception followed the ceremony 
at the bride's home. Daniels & Kellogg 
of Northampton catered. Among the 
gnests were friends and relatives from 
Springfield, Chicago, Northampton, Aga- 
which the offices j wam and Providence, R. I. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wade left on a short 
wedding trip and on their return will 
reside at 60 Acushnet avenue, Spring- 
field, and will be at home Wednesdays 
in January. 

There were many beautiful presents, 
including a diamond pin from the groom 
to the bride, silver bouquet holders from 
the bride to the ushers and stick pins 
from the groom to the usiers. 

If a host efits are derived other than simply the char- 
ities disbursed. It is a constantly increas- 

graduat 1 ^~«^^t & na^ r ^ B a Uu fte U p m CONNECTICUT VALLEY 

this fact money to make him a home or extend his 

business can readily obtain a loan from the 


desiVn at institution at a reasonable rate of interest Mm . tm . thp rlnrm ,. of t i lp 

UCbi 5 llcU and many of the people avail themselves of Hoi ace J. Moiton, the donoi at tie 

rn] inQtntbis privilege every year. Such then is the Chickering grand piano given to hmith 

Ccl1 1IlbLI 'scheme of this wonderful m&ti tution with its academy, belongs to one of the oldest 

]~ rcT ~ ^ ^ manifold advantages. Its work of pure ben-^ Hatfield families. He was born on 

largea r<z e g ■ carried on confamially b and je*« N ^ 181 - in th house n0 occupied 

i i right at home few people really appreciate _ » •» wi,™ u„ i ao u 

Cal educfhe benefits of the institution. It can be by F. H. Bard well. When he was a 

truly said that it fulfills all the desires toy he lost his father, and at fourteen 

mgS tO C which Oliver Smith cherished in its devel-j j- iC went to New Haven, where he learn- 

. , opment. i e d carriage making in the shop of nis 

pital and . " ^nrlr n + + h ~°~ : un cle, Zelotes Day. When he became ci 

cause gri0!iURCH WEDDING IN HATFIELD.' Tu^^i^STm^X'U 

• 'n-law became associated with him <~i 
A Springfield Man Carries Off business and when, in 1871, the firm o!' 

i Hubbell & Morton was dissolved, on 

j account of the death of Mr. Hubbell, il 

I enjoyed the distinction of being not only 

| a most reliable and substantial business 

l concern, but the oldest carriage manu- 

Tlie. social event of the season was factoring house in New Haven. Mr. 

the marriage at 6 o'clock Thursday even-' Norton is a loyal citizen of New Haven. 

ing of Miss Carrie S., daughter of DeaJ r ° r 70 >" enrs aild more >,ew HaYeu has 


A vigo 
a strong 
so that tb 
pitals, hq 
tional o]j 
should ta 

future m 
but the s 
become i 

One of the Town's Best 
Young Ladies. 

James Porter, and Nathaniel B. Wade 
of Springfield. Long before time for 
the ceremony the Congregational church 
was crowded, over 500 invitations hav- 
ing been issued. The pulpit was banked 
with palms, ferns, evergreens and hy- 

As, the bridal party entered the church, 
Mrs. A. H. Graves played Mendelssohn's 
wedding march. Lohengrin's was played 
as they retired. 

The ushers, four young ladies and four 

teen his' home. There he has gained his 
financial success and there he has 'won 
I'.'s reputation as- a business m£n of 
segaeity and integrity. Though wi.hout 
ambition for position, he has more than 
once 'beeja called to places of. municipal 

and financial trust. But through all 
these years since Mr. Morton left Hat- 
field he has cherished a warm affection 
£ tor his native town. He has often visit j 
f d Miss M. A. Morton, and Mr. and Mrs. I 

gentlemen, were in the lead, then]! K *gene Morton, his nearest relatives 
came the maid of honor and the bride pown. Many other Hatfield friends h: 

met at the altar by the groom and best 
man. The ceremony was performed by 
Rev. R. M. Woods, the Episcopal serv- 
ice and ring being used. 

The bride wore a delicate tint of cream 
colored brocade silk, trimmed with cream 
lace> and she carried' white chrysanthe- 
mums. The maid of honor, Miss Eliz- 
abeth D. Porter, a sister of the bride, 
was in pink brocade silk and carried pink 
chrysanthemums. The best man t\ r as 
Charles Wade of Springfield, a brother 
of the groom. The ushers were Misses 
Anna, Graves, Annette Lowell, Mabel 
Billings and Helen Porter, all of Hat- 

Hatfield has enjoyed substantial tokeus 
of his good will. Mr. Morton is not in 
vigorous health, but in appearance he is 
remarkably well preserved and a glance 
at his picture or a personal interview 
would give to a stranger an impression 
(f a man much younger than 8(>. Mrs. 
H. A. Warner of New Haven, his only 
child, shares her father's interest in all 
that concerns Hatfield's well being. 

APRIL 15, 1902. 



n *< E. Edward Wells, who is employed 
ot by the Cuban American Sugar Co., on 
in one of their plantations in Tinguarb, 
V( Cuba, writes as follows, concerning con- 
m ditions in the island:— "We have a fine 
climate here, with a daily change of 
A temperature, averaging 20 degrees Fah- 
b« renheit throughout the year. The mltt- 
c( imum is about 50 degrees, and only' a 
h< few cases have been recorded of tera- 
u peratures below 50 or above 100. The 
h' soil throughout the island is very rich, 
o and in the province of iPinar del Rio, 
* and especially in; the southern provinces 
f< of Santiago de Cuba and Puerto Prln- 
f cipe,- there is much virgin soil adapted 

place were destroyed Mr Dickinson was a 
direct lineal descendant of Nathaniel Dick- 
inson, one of the first settlers of Hatfield, 
and was the son of William H. Dickinson, 
who is still living and who has been one of 
the foremost citizens of the town. The 
younger man was public-spirited and took 
especial interest in things which worked 
for the best interests of the town. For 
over 20 years he served as town treasurer. 
He was a fine example of the best type of [ tend tO 
New England citizenship, holiest and up- 
right in .all hi,s dealings and shrewd, ener- then the 
getic and progressive in business. For sev- 
eral years he had taken almost entire man- ]A* The 
agement of the business 'which : was . car- Au;> * *- Ll ^ 
ried on by his father and extended by him- I i fV, r jlj 
self. His death is a real loss to the town. "■*• ic t<- m ' 
His aged mother and young wife are pros- , 
trated with grief, and the sympathy of the pp mOIc 
entire community has been awakened by 
this sad affliction. 

Mr Dickinson was born in Hatfield Sep- 
tember 18, 1853. He was educated in the 

t5 to the growing of cane : and fruits and 

I also to the raising of cattle, which is public schools and Smith academy, and as 
I a growing industry, although it has not soon as he was old enough his father took 
11 vet become sufficiently large to figure | Mm into business with him. Since that ^ V e COm 

e educa- 
Derly ap- 

much in the export trade. Santiago 1 time the affairs have always been conduct- . 
muiu iu me y '^rtn+ojnflt ed under the firm name, W. H. Dickinson n inrome 

'province is mountainous and contain* & Son< Iu thflt town 'of well . to . do fam . n mcome 

l l deposits which are believed to be rich ilieSj tl ; e Dickinsons have always been re- , p Thev 

among the wealthiest. -'They" / 

c : in iron and copper. One of the richest' yarded a 


mines in th<> world is at El Cbbu owned a vast estate^ were the largest ^°-« nn ol nn _ 

province. Among the fruits bacco growers in town and among the UildJ. up- 

11 which" are growm here for the market largest of the valley setting out over > 30 I • i f 

s< are the orange, g^ava, banana and co- feres annually. Mr Dickinson was widely specialty, 

die L " w o , i ,„j' 4. n <n n Annt a n « know as a horseman and horse breeder., . n 

> coanut. Other abundant products pe-i Yearg ago he establislied the Connecticut taCtS Will 

J; culiar to the South are the breaatruit, Riyei . stock farm> wnich he had en iarged ' , 

u resembling in taste the sweet potato, anc t conducted with great success. He had f general 

" which is also grown, euchre mango, figs, frequently 75 ' horses in the stables: He 

besides, almost without exception, all was a remarkably good judge of horses. . 
of those vegetables which are grown in Mr Dickinson married, in October, 1892,' 

New England. Peaches have lately M iss Clara L., daughter of ? *Aa¥deir program 

been introduced and are found to grow Graves of Hatfield, who survives- with I rr f 

well, but as yet they are but an exper- twQ cWldren> W illiam H ., 2d, and Mary. I C11CCU5 > 

iment. Lumber is quite plentiful in He als0 i eaves a father and mother. Mr ! tnp rP ] a . 

parts of the island. Mahogany is used Dickinson was a member of the Congrega- L1 

for ties on the Cuban American Sugar tional church and was for a time superia- ~j nn p r a 

company's railroad. One of the disad- tendent of Sunday-school. ai U F C1 a ~ 

w compan: 



vantages of the island, and practically m ; ];1 
the only important one, is the lack of 


^t^^tJSSt "% WHAT WAS SOPHIA SMITH'S fc prin- 

tion and consequently rates are exorbi-gid flFT FOR HFR COIIFrF? 

tant and service poor. However, this 

is offset by the bounties of nature, and 

Cuba under its present peaceful condi-cy 

tionsis bound to be Jonie a land of plenty 

for her children." Tinguaro, where Mr. tr; 

Wells is, is in Matanzas province, in the for her college ; 

northern part, near Cardenas. ley All the friends 

What was 

■ method 

Sophia Smith's s^^nractice 

of Smith college,! educa- 

g— — — 


I A Prominent Ilnliield Tlttu Well Kuown 
in the ¥al(ey. 

People in the Connecticut valley will be 

shocked tc learn of the death of William 

educational world, are^ rs ^vho 

in the answer to that 

I will give a few facts l uate m ~ 

the whole 



in the case and state tMe result that 

bas been reached. During the last 

sixteen years the Smith College Cat-; the Sci 

''',"" ' alogues have published to the world 
Cooley Dickinson the prominent tobacco ^ ia ^^ fQr ^ col . t clinical 

grower, manager of the Connecticut River ^ ^ , {&hQut three hundred and 

stock farm and town treasurer of Hatfield, 

which occurred at his home in thai town 

yesterday morning at 11.30. He had a wide 

acquaintance among business men of the 

valley and his death comes with almost about Miss Smith's estate during her 

no premonition, as there were few people lifetime, that sum has.' never seemed 

who knew that he vas ill. He was taken to bo adequate. It has; sounded in 

sick with nervous prostration several [my ears like an unsupported state- 

sixty-five thousand dollars." That is 
a thousand dollars for each day in 
a civil year. 

To one who knows something 

months ago, the result of overwork and 
inxiety, which was brought to a climax 
•with the disastrous fire a few months ago 


•oral of the best barns on his 

ment, full of the stuff that guesseg 
and myths are made of. Let us 
look at this catalogue announcement 

and; see if it bears careful inspec- 

Smith college opened its doors for 

students in ihe autumn of 187 5. Its 

first annual catalogue in 1876 or 

3 8 77 stated, that Miss Smith gave 

for her college "property which now 

(18 76) amounts to over $500,0 0." 

ex vig< The catalogue made that announce- 

I merit annually till the year 1885; 

tc&tlOI i. e.; nine consecutive' years: 

Then for reasons unknown to the 

booKs in nis 
that, unless something extraordi- 
nary should occur, Miss Smith's gilt 
for her college would in 18 7 5., when 
it was expected the college would 
open, amount to $503,8 32. So that 
in 18 76 or 18 77 when the first cat- 
alogue of the college ^was compiled, 
Mr. Hubbard could say to the com- 
piler that '♦'the founder's gift for her 
college 'now' was property amount- 1 
mg to over $500,000." He could not' 

. JUSSIOI yvvi j- eV) the compiler of the catalogue ; tel] tne ex »ct number of dollars and 
n T }d changed the statement of the found- ; cents, for the last payment from the 
11 ' er's gift and made- the catalogue say i founder's estate was not made till 

the next year.. 18 77. 

These facts furnish convincing evi- 
dence that the amount of Sophia 
Smith's gift for her college, as it ap 

he pi 
thai also 
conire fiel 
ablf new 
re gbg ma 

to k s and 

him l-train! 

stating nothing 
"funds" or the 


cal t, 

*ty m< 

rf ratlOj she gave "funds." 
a? to the kind of 
amount of them. 

The "funds" statement continued 
in the annual •catalogue thirteen Ipears in the first annual catalogue,! 
consecutive years. Then, in 1898, came from the lips or the pen of' 
another change was made. That year <3eo. W. Hubbard, the first treasur- i 
the catalogue says Miss Smith gave er of Smith college. He gave thos* ' 
the "bulk of her property, amount- figures to the compiler of the first- 
ing "to about ~ $365,000."" tfiThat con^ Smith colle ^ e catalogue in the year! 
fusing statement continued in the 18 ' 6 or 1877 - The compiler could; 
catalogue three years. It does not get them from no one else. Why' 
however tell whether it wan her thosc figures v.ere ever discontinued 
property or her gift which amounted or changed for others the committee) 
DOSl own f to about $365,000. Then, in 1901, j co "\ d not see - 

the words, "the bulk of her -prop-1 1Ile sentence which, by vote of the) 
erty" were dropped, and the cata- R^ees, has been deleted from the! 
logue says Miss Smith "bequeathed |cataloguo of 1916-17, page 18, 
about three hundred and sixty - five !r< Smith ^iif^waA , 

thousand dollars," and thin state- 
ment has continued in the annual 
catalogue the last sixteen years, i. e., 
from 1901 to 1917. 

As soon as the trustees of the 
college learned of these remarkable 
variations in the catalogue state- 
ment of the founder's gift for mer 
college, and they saw that possibly 
injustice had thereby been done to 
the reputation of the founder, the* 
appointed a committee of three of 
their members— Charles H. Allen, 
Charles N. Clark and J. M. Greene — 
to examine the matter of the amount i 
e Q:er| oi tne gift of Sophia Smith for her 
college, and report to them at a 
future meeting of said trustees. The 
committee entered at once upon 
thin work. i 

1 the deleted sentence just mentioned: 

Whence the compiler of the cata- •■Smith college was founded by 
logue got, his "about $365,000" in! Sophir. Smith of Hatfield, Massa- 
1898, or any other time, the eom-i chnsetts, who bequeathed for its es- 
mittee could not learn. That state- tablishment and maintenance $393,- 
is I10 e neej ment looked to them like a myth " -or-, 1 5.60, which sum, in 1875, when 
" ?^ iess - the last large payment was received 

But the first statements o? her and the institution was opened. 
gilt, made m the catalogue of the amounted to nearly if not aurte a 
year 18 7 7—"property now amount- half million of dollars." 
mg to over $500,000" — we could. The above recommendation was 
trace directly to Mr. Hubbard, ths unanimously approved and adopted 
nrst treasurer of the college. No by the trustees of Smith college at 
one at the eollege at that time knew 

ate c 




s ma 

cent fP m « 



that me 
poste°f P r 

have f or 

t runded by Miss Sophia Smith of 
Hatfield, Massachusetts, who be- 1 
qaeathed for that purpose about 
three hundred arid sixty-five thou- 
sand dollars." 

That sentence perpetuates twe 
errors. The "purpose" for which 
the money was given by Miss Smith 
was to maintain the college as well 
as found it. The two objects are 
stated plainly in her will. x\lso the 
inm given by the founder is much 
larger than $365,000. The commit- 
tee, having examined the treasurer's 
records and other documents of the 
college, unanimously recommended 
to the trustees that in the next an- 
nual catalogue of Smith college, and 
in all subsequent issues of it, the 
following sentence take the place of 

a regular mee'tins 

held in North- ■ 
and has ap- 
catalogue fori 

This shows Sophia Smith ai the 
[donor of about half a million of dol- 
lars for her college, instead of only 

that fact but Mr. Hubbard. I am ampton Oct. 18, 191 did know it; for in the win- peared in the, ne\' 

ter of 1872-3 when I was financial 

agent of the college, he, in answer 

to my inqueries about the founder's 

gift for her college, figured it out in 

my presence, from the treasurer's (about $365,000. ' The catalogues 










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| h 




after 1884 have nor. given her l'ull 
credit for what she has done for nei 
college and for the largest and high- 
est education of women in this na- 
tion anc! the world. 

J. &'. Greene: 

Connecticut some tiu.c Monday. 

She was last seen ivu-'ag in the direc- 
tion of the river about 10 o'clock in the 
•morning and when appi ehen.sion was felt' 
at her failure to return it was found 

Boston, Mass. 
April 24, 1918, 





Mr Graves's Public Service. 

Charles L. Graves, who died on Sun 
day, was one Of the town's best citizens 
He had frequently been chosen to posi 

^cji-^^t that tracks which were no doubt made 
by the young woman extended to the 

a. the mi bank of the river, and there were noneyill OVer- 
I to show that She had returned. Miss 
! Cook was brought up by n<-r grand- 
j father, Lemuel Bliss, who lives in tkeCtitionei* 

.■nnirn ,-w tlia T-Tntfipld hmi*P. fnv- f 

Her brother, Ite basic 

house known as the Hatfield house, f 01 "- rq n f 
The river flows within 

inerly at hotel. 

a few rods o,f the house. 

Edward, saw her walking toward ^ l0 Quid be 
river at 10 o'clock, but saw no particu-l 
lar significance in the direction she was.itioiier's 
taking. It was supposed during the day 
that she was visiting friends and ahumply. 
was not felt until evening. Miss ( ,J ' k m ~; nTPr I 
was subject to fits of mental aperrati*>nl u<iini ' ea 
and had been confined several months g g^ould 
in the Northampton asylum. It was be- 
lieved that a cure had been effected and^^r-ics 
she returned home three weeks ago. She, 
was well known and well liked in Hat- ment of 
field and her friends were rejoiced at , _ 
■ the manifect improvement in her coudl- & IU11C- 
, tion. As she was young it was hoped -i „ _i* 
1 that she would outgrow her affliction. L COnai- 
Her grandmother was badly burned a a J nraC- 
few days before Eunice went to the hos- ^ 
pitai and died the first week she was eminent 
there. Her sister, Edith, has lived with 
their grandfather until recently, but she 1 in the 
with her brother Edward had lived with 
her grandparents the past ten years. peCtS HI 
Her mother, who had been insane a PP / lcc - ru 
number of years, died last fall. Her s i s .eceSSary 
ter, Edith, is now a stenographer m . ot-»H +q 
Xew York. Her father is living in the 

West. risrht. 

I B. C. Bliss of Chester, an uncle of the 

tions of trust. His public service had in- j girl, was in Northampton today, con- 5 largely 
eluded that of moderator of the town- suiting with the police and Undertaker , 

rears, tax collector jfor f Edwards about making arrangements* B tO the 


ears, selectman for five years, and 
auditor for four veara.^. 

for dragging the rh'er for the body. 



A Hatfield Young Woman Prob- 
ably Jumps Into the 




The people of Hatfield are shocked at 
the suicide of Miss Eunice Cook of that 
town, a young women of 18. It is sup- 
posed that she drowned herself in tiiA 

Meadow Land's Fertility Has Been 
Sadly Damaged hy Theni— Q,ncer 
Freaks of the Water. 

The vagaries of the weather have kept 
Hatfield people busy this week. The sud- 
den freshet was followed Wednesday by 
a snowstorm of almost blizzard propor- 
tions. The amount of packed ice still m 
the Connecticut river nas caused much 
speculation as to what will happen if an- 
other sudden thaw comes to take away the 
recent accumulation of snow and the re- 
maining ice. The last rise of the river 
has set many people to reminiscing of for- 
mer floods. lu 1840 occurred a freshet 
very similar in cause and consequences 
to the one of the present year. That 
came in January, being caused by a sud- 
den thaw. A dam of ice formed at the 
"Honey Pot"' at the bend in the Connecti- 
cut below Laurel Park. The water rose 
very rapidly in the night and people had 
to get their cattle out in a hurry. That 
was a time when every farmer kept a 

an who 
aits for 
i early 
Leeds to 
io often 
lind on 
It ten. If 

of sen 

a pla 
of pb] 
bettc I 
and J 
be si- 
tend H 
ber o : ; 
days t 
for tth 
that | 

ing r 

ists gi 
eral \ 

good deal of stock. Lumau \. Moore 
stood for four hours up to his armpits iu 
tbe icy water, assisting John A. and Eras- 
tus Billings to move their cattle to higher 
ground. The temperature dropped very 
suddenly and in the morning the boys 
were skating over the wide expanse of 
flooded meadows. 

The highest water on record in the 
town was reached in the May freshet in 
1S62. The water stood in the Main street 
as far as the steps of the Congregational 
church. This was also the most disastrous 
flood. Indian Hollow was covered deep 
with sand. This section of the meadows 
was the best grass and corn land in the 
town up to that time, but it has never re- 
gained its fertility and productiveness, 
"Uncle Dick" Billings plowed two feet 
deep with six yoke of oxen in an attempt 
to turn up the better portion of the soil, 
but the attempt was a failure. Much of 
the sand was carted away to fill in the 
house lots in Main street, which had been 
deeply washed out by the swift current. 
This flood was from headwater, and the 
■urrent was very swift. A deep hollow 
was gouged out across East Division, al- 
most down to hard pan, and this strip of 
land has also never regained its fertility. 
Damage of this kind has probably been 
prevented by the building of the dike. Just 
how much damage was prevented by the 
dike in the present flood can only be esti- 
mated, but at any rate the current was 
kept in the river bed and no large cakes 
of ice were carried through the hollows, 
as was often the case in much lesser 
floods before the building of the dike. 

A curious feature of the rise of the 
water this year was the different levels it 
took in different parts of the town. The 
river overflowed its banks near John Me- 
Hugh's place, and being held back by the 
dike, the water stood two feet higher 
around his tobacco shop and warehouse 
than it did around the houses on South 
street. At Pine bridge the water was 
stU] higher, covering the planking to a 
depth of fully two feet. There was prob- 
ably another ice dam formed near this 
point, so that the basin near the turn of 
the river north of the village was inun- 
dated to a greater depth than the low- 
ying spots further down. The October 
lood of 1879 is remembered by many. It 
stood_^ within four inches of the high 'mark 
of 1S62 and was very disastrous up and 
iown. the Connecticut valley. Many towns 
were submerged, though no lives were 
iost. Hundreds of acres of corn in the 
shock were carried away and deposited all 
over the meadows. The river was full of 
corn and pumpkins, with occasionally a 
floating building. The damage from the 
1908 freshet is apparently very slight, the 
worst being the washout on the line of 
the Connecticut Valley street railway: be- 
tween Hatfield and Bradstreet. ^^T^a 


Mr and Mrs Emerson L,. Coville of 

Mr and Mrs Emerson L. Coville of Aga- 
wam, whose 50th wedding anniversary was 
celebrated last Monday, are an exceeding- 
ly contented and robust-appearing couple, 
as their portraits indicate. For the last 

35 years they have lived in Agawam, go- 
I ing to that place from Hatfield. Mrs 
! C jville, who before her marriage "vas 
. Martha A. Horton, was born in Conway. 
j March 6. 1835, the daughter of George 

T ( . and Jane Brown Horton. Mr Coville 


was born in Hatfield, .November 1, 1837, i 
one of the sons of Lewis C. and Elizabetn 
Marsh Coville. On September 10, 18ob, j, 
thev were married at Montague, he not !■■ 
yet 19 and she a year and a half older, j 
Thev have had four children, Mrs A. H. j 
Brown of Feeding Hills. George E. ; Frank i 
P. Coville of this city, and Mrs Adele Co- l 
ville Winsiow of Ware. 

Mr Coville is a veteran of the civil war, 
with a long record of battles fought. He | 
enlisted on July 22. 1862, with Co F of 
the 37th Massachusetts volunteers. The 
reeiment camped at Pittsfield until Sep- 
tember 7. when it started for the front, 
joining the 6th army corps at Downsville, 
Aid. Mr Coville participated in lb battles 
including Chancellorsville, Mine Run, 
Brandv Station, two at Fredericksburg, 
Gettysburg and. the Wilderness. He was 
wounded in the shoulder May 6 1864. m 
the Wilderness, with a rifle bullet, and 
on January 7, 1865, was discharged from 
the service because of disabilities arising 

I = 


:rom the wound and his long service Vf» 
returnea to Hatfield in lSbT and fonr 
years later he and Mrs Pov ii Q ? tom , 
to Aiawam, where Sir Co? 1 e i^t m ° V<?(1 
been a farmer. He is a member oFeT 
Wilcox Grand Army post and a >w£; 
member of the Agawam grange. ^ ^f 



Rev. Charles A. Wright Installed :] 
Pastor of Chicopee Falls 


e me as- 

Has Had Special Help from God 

in Past Experience, He 


With a repiesentative gathering of 
clergymen and laymen from this prin- 
cipal churches in the Hampden confer- 
ence, Rev. Charles A. -Wight last night 
was installed as pastor of the Second. 
Congregational church of Chicopee 
Falls. The instalation ceremonies, 
which were public and attended by 
Mr. Wight's neighbors and friends as 
well as the visiting delegates, followed 
an afternoon session in which the pas- 
tor-elect's credentials were gone into 
and his statement of faith was receiv- 
ed, all of which resulted in his being 
accepted for instalation. Mr. Wight has 
for the last year been serving as act- 
ing pastor of the church. 

The instalation service was a mem- 
orable one in that many of the pas- 
tor's intimate acquaintances, who had 
been associated with his life in early 
boyhood, through the college* courses 
and through the period - of . his early 
pastorates, bore an important part in 
the service. Mr. Wight's old home 
pastor, Rev. Robert M. W T oods of Hat- 
field; Rev. W. G. Poor of Salem, an 
old Maine friend and classmate, and 
Rev, Norman McKinnon of Middleboro, 
an acquaintance of nine years' stand- 
ing, were among these. 

The session of the council was con- 
vened in the afternoon with the selec- 
tion of Rev. Philip S. Moxom of the 
Scuth church, Springfield, as modera- 
tor and Rev< Henry L. Bailey of Long- 
meadow as scribe. The council call 
was read and records of the church 
and society calling its pastor were pre- 
sented by Arthur B. West, . church 
clerk, and N. P. Ames Carter for the 
society, Mr. Wight's ordination papers 
were presented, showing that he had 
been ordained a minister May 18, 1885, 
in the Harper Avenue Congregational 
church In Detroit, Mich. 

Mr. Wight then gave his religious 

experience in brief and followed this 
with the reading of an excellent paper 
on his religio-us beliefs. This paper 
was m part as follows: "I find myself 
in the midst of, and a part of, a won- 
drous order. We call it the universe. 
I see the objects of nature, the orbs 
of heaven. I know of great natural 
forces, the law of gravitation, the force 
we call electricity. I observe the or- 
derly and harmonious movement of the ' 
heavenly bodies, the succession of day 
and night upon our earth. I perceive 
the manifold life of the world, tree 
bird, beast, man. I see the law of 
cause and effect. The nature of ma- 
terial things is such that one thing 
appears to be adapted to another and 
some things seem to exist in order that 
other things may have existence. There* 
is grass for the sustenance of the ox 
and vegetable and animal food for 
man to subset upon. I read history n f p-pn- 
and .seem t^rnyself to observe in op- OF & ei1 
eration a great .moral and social force vni 'lahlr 
tending toward a- supreme goal I •Vd.liaDK 
think I observe a divine purpose* in 
world events. -yub» "M ur y eai 

"I myself am wonderfully made. I • i 
have a body of marvelous mechanism ^lZCd a< 
an intellect, a will, ' a conscience, ad - 

effectional nature, a sense of freedom' C Jlver 
or action and a sense of responsibility. r -i i . 
There is amoral order in which I am tailed ir 

rooS •?•• T1 l er - e 1S a m ° ral IaW Wh0Se 1 

recognition brings peace and whose de truh 
transgression involves me in a sense ; 

of guilt. I am wholly convinced that tarkable 
I am a part of a rational order, that all iai ^ auic 
that I see and feel is the product of nnw re- 
reason and tends toward a supreme C 
goal. I am wholly convinced that be- L w nn \ 
hmd all in all that I see. and feel is DW 0n X 
a great first cause, God, a being pf b—^J QC 
spirit, invincible, iritangible, the Crea- * erea a ' 
t0r a °Sr^ U thkl § s ' th e Upholder of" all- 'j 00 .i 
and Whose purposes are being accom- ! «- s tilt 
phshed in the grouping of the uni- ; >n 
verse. I am wholly convinced that ! SpeClHC 
all that I see cannot be self-originated 
but must be dependent fpr its origin e be re- 
and permanence upon God. 

"I believe that the infinite lbve is' 3. tril( 
over human failure and misery, that in 
every possible way the infinite love ions 1111- 
aeeks to reclaim the wayward, lift 
up the fallen and hearten the despond- ill nrnh- 
ent; that free and full and immediate ^ 
forgiveness awaits all. \\jho truly re- 
pent of their sins and resolve upon 
right living. , 

"I believe that God governs the world 
in accordance with laws which -He 
Himself has established. • Transgres- 
sion of these laws results in disaster Ctic leC 
and suffering. The penalty of such 
transgression is sure and often swift. 1 schoc 
Conformity to the laws of being, physi- 
cal, moral and spiritual, results in mnred 
joy and happiness. A rational moral " 
being such as man is, will suffer in his u P |, f, ir 
being and meet with failure so long r c u 
as he perseveres in wrong-doing. VicVimic 

"While I believe that we are sub- MMlUUb 
ject to the workings of natural laws, ' • • _ 
I do not think that law is greater yalCldXl 
and mightier than God. I know there 
is much in human experience to con- 
vince one that God may and some- 
times does interpose in the affairs of 
men. Certain events in # history seem 
to confirm this view. I myself have 
had experiences which led me to be- i 
lieve that God had come to my help • 
in a special way. 

"I believe that Jesus Christ is the"'! 
supreme Creation of God. In Him I 
find a sinless, holy' Being, One who 
was completely filled with the spirit ' 
of God; One who revealed the Father 

»AY; DECEMBER 28, 1907 


munity, and in the lives of their neigh 
and associates. Another position of re- 
sponsibility that Dea Cowles has accept- 
ably filled is that of trustee of Smith aead-j 
emy. He was one of the charter member* 
when the board was organized in 1871. 
is now its president. He was vice-presi- 
dent from ISSo to 1906 when he was chosen 
president. Mr and Mrs Cowles have a 
daughter living in Hatfield. Mrs M. F. 
Sampson, and two nephews. Rufus of Hat- 
field and Edward of Deerfield. 

more — — 

. NOVEMBER 24, 190* 

ising tv 



Wnde-Bartlet We-ldtug-. 
Miss Clara Wade, daughter of Iienry 

t the 

A. W s uiar terday 

n noon to Roscoe L. Bartlet 

in Y\ gs t Hatfieid. -Re 

Whateley officiated. The baue 

groom were nuattended. Ine 

. Vowik^I in white mull and carried 

fce chrysanthemum*. The rooms ^ were 

- efully decorated with *»?«f am J a *!? 

'■ and hydrangea. A large display o 


fnl present were shown m me rooms up- 
stair*. Friends .are them an enthusiast^ 

?«£>?.?. M 

^.fter a short wedding trip Mi 
Mrs Bartlet willjiv -mouth, 2 


ants for seven generations. The house 

where Mr Cowles now resides was the one 

he built when he was married, opposite v - 1 i« . t 

the familv homestead. Alpheus Cowles was { / x ;v. . -.«.,. i ... u^^- 

born March 23; 1S20. His father was ' + 

Rufus Cowles. Like other members of the J[f 4%S ft" HA1 !UIiJ-,D 

family he was one of the most prominent ] 

and progressive farmers in the community 

till he retired from active work and was 

highly successful in his undertakings. He 

never sought political office, but he has 



\J l_VX J. U1U11JL1W1' 

Clergyman "Who Performed Ceremony 

Present at Reception Yesterdaj-. 

Mr and Mrs Anthony Douglas yesterday 

celebrated the 50th anniversary of their 

marriage at their home on Main street. 





but w_; 

pnrp r given a long life of public service in con 
bcilL-C L nec tion with the Congregational church. 
i • of which he is a stanch adherent. He is 

aorniric: one f tne oldest members of the church, 
-i -i having united with it on confession of faith 
Opntria September 0. 1S3S. For over 20 years in 
the early part of his life he was the lead- 
( er of the choir, of which Mrs Cowles was 
also a member and chief soprano. Both 
llOUr hi had excellent voices and were very fond of 
. music. Mr Cowles was also very much 
WOUid J interested in the Sunday-school, and had 
acted as superintendent for a number of 
UnCOrni . veary - and as teacher at , different times 
for probably more than 20' years. He has 
also served on parish committees at differ- 
ent times and was treasurer of the church 
nerforn from 188& to 1896, inclusive. For 33 years 
jjciiuiu be Tvas a mem b er f t ij e church committee. 

He was elected deacon in 1S69 and served 
in that office till 1886 and when he re- 
j signed he was continued as a member of 
the church committee till 1902. 

Mrs Cowles was the daughter of Elisha 
Wells of Deerfield. Like her husband she 
llsis always been actively identified with 
, the work of the church since she united 

niOlOgy by letter upon her marriage, being one of 
the leading members of the ladies' benevo- 
lent society and keeping in close touch 
with all that was going on in the mission- 
ary field, both home and foreign. Until 
advancing age rendered it impossible Dea 
and Mrs Cowles were among the most con- 
stant in attendance at the Sunday and 
midweek services of the church. In fact 
it may be said with almost literal truth I 

that they never missed a meeting, for the 

state of the weather was no obstacle and (Tney were happily but] dinm 

illness seldom fell to their lot. The spirit- J 1V their children and other 
tial force of their long period of service [ th fam n r . fi» tl«o afternooj 
has been a potent influence in the corn- 

intern ( 


the an^ 


and is 

gery w 


;. reception, at which about £>0 were pres- 
ent, refreshments being served. ttev J. 

U^E 20, 1909 



Had Been Pastor of Hatfield Con- 

^regat.onal church for 32 Years— 1 t >WOld 
Was Prominent in All That Per- <> VKJLKX 
gained to the Best Interests of His inc. 
Community. iu^ 

The death of Rev Dr Robert McEweH ,r 
^oods at his home in Hatfield at 10 , 
o clock yesterday morning came as a shock ' bj 
to the community and to his many friends ., 
in other places, for it was not generally 
known that his illness was serious. He S In 
suffered a nervous breakdown during the 
winter a.nd had not been able to occupy 
his pulpit for several months. He came 
from the. home of his sister. Mrs W B 
Kimball in Enfield, where he had been 
resting, on children's Sundav, the 6th to 
preach to the children of his own chu Hi 1< 
and since that time had been confined to 

111S DGQ, b , _ 

Rev Mr Woods had been pastor of the i ^ 
Congregational church in Hatfield for 32€S> de- 
years and endeared himself to the hearts-, 

• Mr Woods brought to his work at nr P the 


x pres- 

t *n in 

In It is 

sine in- 

n ". Lane, who married them at the house 
of Mrs Ferguson on Thursday, Novem- 
ber 15. 1860, at 3.45 p, in., was present 
yesterday. That was • his first marriage 
•. eremony. Mr and Mrs Douglas received 
a thower of post cards from their many 
friends. The ladies' benevolent society, 
of which Mrs Douglas is a member, gave 
them several pieces of jilver. There were 
rat glass, silver, china and linen from 
friends and neighbors, and several gold 
pieces from members of the family, 
friends were present from Springfield,! 
Southampton, Northampton and Leeds. 

Mr Doughs v is born in Canada in 1S34,! 
<">ne of -a family of 12 children. He came 
to Katield at the age of 19 and was one; 
.of the first French settlers tfcfere. Mr 
Douglas was a farmer for a short time 
■md then learned the broom trade of 
Theodore Baggs. The cultivation of broom 
• ■orn was a profitable undertaking Id Hat- 
field at about that time, reaching an aver- 
age of. nearly 1000 acres. No broom corn 
*s raised in town now, but Mr Douglas 
has always continued the making of brooms- 
He has also been a successful hunter and 
market gardener. Mrs Douglas was the 
daughter of Anthony and Ada Bolaok, who 
were, married in Brattleboro. \t.. living in 
Pittsfield for a time and then going to' 
r 'anada._ where Mrs Douglas was born in 
1S14, being one of nine children. They came 
io. Hatfield to live when Mrs Douglas was 
10 years old. She married Mr Douglas 
when she was 16. He Avas 2& ~SIv and Mrs 
Douglas have had eicht children;, four of 
whom axe. living. They are Mrs Eda 
Charters of Southampton, Georsre Douglas. 
a graduate of Smith academy in the class 
of 1882, who now resides in Lpeds. Lena 
M. Douglas, a graduate of Smith academv 
ld (he elass of 1892, who is now a su'o- 
cessful trained nurse, and William Dmic- 
las of Bari-p. Mr and Mrs Douglas have 
several grandchildren and are also great- 

Hatfield at its beginning a breadth ofi 
human sympathy, devotion to his strv- 

\ZJ? - Past n r ? nd a quick aild re ^ in- 
terest m all the affairs of the commun- 

8S *?¥*% tr , ait ! > a ' nd characteristics and 
tMs attitude had grown in richness and 
influence through the third of a centum 


. . - r ^^M« iuc timu ui a century 

■ * % m . mi !i tvy ^ Jt J & no exaggeration to pni w tn 
say that the Hatfield of to-dav in iN F S Y t0 
social life and community ideals is terge- Th ™/ 
ly the result of the influence of Robert resi_ 

: M. \\oods. He endeared himself not onlv )r d i 

to the members of his congregation, but ' and 

to every man. woman and child in Hat- I T., 
field. His personality ihus became an I A r the 
element for unity which has enabled Hat- fnf7 
field through all the changes in her nopu- lw <<4 he 
latum to maintain the best ideals' and ^ 
standards of the New England commun- erv W»ci r 
ity of the olden times. In his work as P asic 

preacher and pastor Mr Woods alwavs ^U u^ 
showed' a spirit of the hroadest toler- , , a De 
ance and of the widest svmpathv with , tlln 
humanity. He was essentiallv a pastor in I , . 
the fullest significance of the word. Xo SalSj 
stronger evidence can be given of this I ,7) It 

* than the fact that he was held in fully vS 


as high regard by the new comers in Hat- . 
field, many of them of the Roman Cath- fit t 
olic faith, as by the members of his own 
congregation. He both welcomed and DF 
gave substantial assistance when the 
place of worship was established for the aS( 
use of these people of another faith than 
his own. .'}\ 

Hatfield is now facing the various ques- 
tions raised by the immigrants, who are 
now coming into her population, 
success in amalgamating these people and j 

r_ t n l . 

making them useful members of the com- i 
munity. will depend upon her cultivation 
of the kindlv sympathy of the man who 
has served her for so many vears in The 
pulpit, in the affairs of the town, in 
everything that pertained to her upbuild- 
ing as a community devoted to righteous- 
ness and brotherly feeling. In his home 
life Mr Woods showed in an unmistak- 
able manner, even <to the casual visitor. 




n- , t }j it the 

ered aj 
is true 


unify | 
implies 1 
vital ne 
not lay 
even th 

most irr 
most in 
This ed 
course c 
going t 
Such at 
by his d 
has bed 
ship she 
and to J 

in His own character and deeds and 
words; One who possessed an unin- 
terrupted communion with the Father 
in heaven and was perfectly obedient 
at all times and in all things to His 
Father's will; One whose words to 
men were the Father's words; One 
who was the Son of God in a sense. 
in which no other can be designated. 

"When I think of the difficulties that 
beset my pathway 20 years ago as a 
student of the Bible and preacher of 
its truths, of the burdens of doubt 
that ofttimes nearly crushed me, of 
the world of perplexities in which I 
wandered. I cannot say too much for 
the light which has come in recent 
years, bringing a peace -to my soul, a 
Comfort in Bible reading and study 
and a joy in preaching: its truths for 
which I am profoundly grateful. 

"There seems to me to be an im- 
perative demand today for a recon- 
struction of society, of- business and 
politics, upon the principles set forth 
in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I con- 
ceive it the special privilege and 
dutv of the Christian minister to ex- 
ert 'himself to this end. This he may 
do. not by undertaking the role of 
reformer or social propagandist, but by 
a faithful illustration and application 
in fife~and"td all human ^institution*. 

SEPTEMBER 6,-. 1908. 


Mfss Jessie Bartlett and John H. Hub- 
bard, tbe Well-Known Amherst 
Atlilete, Married Yesterday After- 

A very pretty home wedding took place 
yesterday afternoon at 3 at West Pelham, 
when Miss Jessie Bartlett, youngest 
daughter of Mr and Mrs Eugene P. Bart- 
lett, was united in marriage to John 
Houghton Hubbard of Hatfield. The house 
was beautifully decorated with asparagus, 
laurel, hydrangeas and asters. Rev Rob- 
ert M. Woods of Hatfield performed the 
ceremony, the double-ring service being 
used. The wedding march was played by 
Miss Clara Woods of Amherst, who also 
played softly during the ceremony. The 
bride was beautifully gowned in a dress 
of white chiffon over messaline silk, and 
wore a veil. She carried bride roses. The 
maid of honor was Miss Florence Jones 
of Mount Holyoke college, who was a high 
school classmate of the bride. She wae 
prettily dressed in a gown of green crepe 
de chine, and carried pink roses. 

The best man was Claude Harris Hub- 
bard, a brother of the groom. The ushers 
were Miss Clara Adams and Miss Jessie 
Pagan, classmates of the bride, and M'ss 
Olive Hubbard and Silas Hubbard, sistei 
and brother of the groom. The bride's gift 
to the maid of honor and ushers were 
pearl pins. The couple received many 
beautiful gifts, including silver, linen, cut 
glass and $200 in gold. Frank Woods of 
Amher st catered . G uests were presen t 

from Boston, Worcester, Springfield, 
Greenfield, Turners Falls, Montague, Hat- 
field and Amherst. The bride was grad- 
uated from the Amherst high school in 
100.1, and is a very popular girl. The 
groom is the famous Amherst college ath- 
lete, and was graduated in the class of 
1907. He was the head coach of the foot- 
ball team last year, nnd will serve in flint 
capacity again this season. 

of the eternal spirit of Jesus Christ 
and which is the spirit of love." 

Between the afternoon and evening 
sessions supper was served for the j 
members of the council by the wo- j 
men of the church. The evening ses- 
sion convened with the announcing of 
the council's favorable action toward 
Mr. Wight and- the instalation cere- 
monies were carried out. 

Rev. Robert M. Woods of Hatfield 
and Rev. W. G. Poor of Salem gave 
the instalation addresses, Rev. Philip 
S. Moxom gave the right hand of fel- 
lowship, Rev. Norman McKinnon of 
Middleboro gave the charge to the 
pastor and Rev. Charles F. Carter, a 
former Chicopee boy,- gave the address 
to the people. HI 

FEBRUARY; ;!. 1909. 



Miss Lotoifte Wells Beeom«? the Bride 
of Charts E. Cowan of Holyolfce. 

oik- of the most, brilliant wectdings tlfep'1 
I has occurred in Hatfield in a long rim. 
tool-: plac< last evening in the Congregn- 
rtional .church at 8 o'clock, when Miss 
Louise Belden Wells, daughter of Mr and 
Mrs D. NY. W eil:;, became the bride ol 
Charles Edward Cowal] of Holyoke. The 
church was filled to overflowing with 
friends of the yo'ung people who had eoino 
from far and near, and who" greatly en- 
joyed the half-honr recital that preceded 
the ceremony by Leonard S. Hnmphn-- 
of Easthamptoft; a former organist of the 
Church. At S O'clock, to the*strains of 
Mendelssohn's march from "Arlialie." the 
bridal procession entered the church. The 
six ushers c-uhe down the north aisle as 
the groom, the best man and the pastor en- 
tered from the vestry to meet the bride, 
her maids and her father, who came down 
the center aisle. The church had been 
beautifully decorated by the young peo- 
ple of Hatfield. The choir rail and the 
altar rail wen 1 solidly banked with hy- 
drangeas, bordered with laurel, while at 
the back of the church and along the sides 
hemlock trees -were massed, making a most 
effective setting. > 

As the bridal party advanced down the 
center aisle the guests rose and remained 
standing through the ceremony. The pro- 
cession "was led by Miss Fanny Allen of 
Hadley, Mount Holyoke., 1911,' and Miss \ 
Anna Belden of Whately, cousins of the 
bride, followed by Miss Marjorie Haviland I 
and Miss Ruby BardwelJ and by Miss | 
Marion Billings and Miss Louise Billings, i 
all of Hatfield. They were gowned in | 
pink and white and wore 1 wreaths of pink 
forget-me-nots, and carried bouquets of 
pink roses. Miss Laura Billings of Meri- 
den, Ct.. the maid of honor, followed in 
a dress of pink silk. She also wore a 
wreath and carried pink roses. Preceding 
the bride came little Dorothy Woods. 
daintily dressed in white' over pink. She 
carried a leghorn hat tilled with pink rose 
petals. The bride leaned on the arm of 
her father. D. W. "Wells. She Avas charm- 
ingly dressed in white crepe de chine over 
white silk, made princess style and 
trimmed with princess lace. She wore a 
tulle veil ca.nght up with white bouvadias, 
»nd carried a shower bouquet of the same 
flowers. During the ceremony Mr 
Humphriss. softly played • , Traumerei. , ' 
from Schumann. The single-ring service 
was used, Rev R. M. Woods officiating. 
At the close of the ceremony the proces- 
sion reformed, led by Dorothy Woods, fol- 
lowed by the bride and groom, the maid 
of honor and the best man, Selim Newell 
of Holyoke., and the bridemaids and ush- 
ers, who were William I;. Belden of 
Keene, N. H., a cousin of the bride, Mil- 
ton Murray, .T. Morton Chapman and 
David Ross of Holyoke, Barnard D. Shat- 
luek of Syracuse, X. Y., and (r. Ray- 
mond Billings of Hatfield.' The Mendels- 
sohn march was played as the recessional. 

Following the ceiei^iguy at the church 
'he guests repaired to the bride's home, 
where a reception was held. The receiving 
party consisted of the bride and groom, 
the bride's parents, Mr aud Mrs I). W. 
Wells, the groom 1 * mother and the 
maid of honor and .be best man. They 
i tood under an arch of lanrei and ground 
pme before a background of laurel. 

The dining-room was attractively deco- 
rated with salvia and partridge berries; 
y'uile the other rooms were resplendent 

Hiiu autumn leaves and laurel. All the) 
manieb- were banked with laurel ;md fern ! 
Mrs Boyden of Nortbatti'nton catered One 
room, wtis given over t., the display of 
wedding gifts; There were many beauti- 
ful aud costly gifts, including several gen- 
erous gold pieces. ;, large collection of sil- 
ver tableware, cut glass in abundance* 
nooks, linen, pictures, jewelry and furni- 
ture. I lie bride' gave to her maid of honoi! 
a rose -old peudanl set with a baroque 
pearl, to her Mrideinaids fdlvei 1 bell buckle* 
'■}ul to the Hower girl a gold baby pin! 
1 he groom s gifts to the besl mail and 
usliers were -old searfpius; Mr and Mrs 
( OAvaii left late last night for a shorl trip 
ami upon their return will go in house- T & — ' 
teeming at 241 Ap7>ieton» street, Jfolyoke. WenTV 
where they will be "at home" after \,,- Went Y 

Hatfield s most popular young women. Lre 5 1V ~ 
After graduating from SmitiiW£demV she 
attended the Btmihara school for ;l Vear s > were 
and the following year -whs a student at 
bnnth. Mr Cowan is a rising voting busa- 1C van- 
ness man of Holyoke. 

d.N " l« < • »"•' ■ • - ..." — ! • 






-Jany of 
ago. Litem's 


Mr and Mrs Alphens Cowlcs Will To- . 
day Celebrate the Event. 

Mr and Mrs Alpheus Cowles, who cele- • 
brate to-day the 65th anniversary of their 
marriage, have long been leaders in the L^ge to 
church and social life in Hatfield. Mr 
Cowles is in his 88th year and his wife (should 
in her 86th. Though both feel the weight 

p pres- 
tter of 


of advancing years and do not go out to a 
great extent they are able to be about and 
attend to domestic duties, and Mr Cowles 
is very fond of his daily walk to the post- 
office "when the weather permits. 

The Cowles family has been prominent 
in the town since its establishment. John 
Cowles was one of the two pioneers to 
build a house in Hatfield street and his 
place remained in tlfr hands of his descend- 

cal edu< 
mind, i 
and fir 
of time 
tions r< 
than tt 
vital t 
suit of 



r . mi ill* UV Li 

the cordiality of welcome and ready hos- 
pitality, never to be forgotten by those 
•s\ho met him in that delightful circle of 
wife and children. 
In his pastoral work he was always a 


Business in Hatfield Suspended 
During Service. 

HATFIELD, June 22— The funeral of 
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Woods was held 
at 2.30 o'clock in the Congregational 
church this afternoon, and business 
was generally suspended. The church 
was filled. In the audience were mem- 
bers of the Hampshire County Minis- 
ters' association, trustees of Smith col- 
lege, Dickinson hospital, teachers of 
Northampton and members of faculty 
of Amherstv college. The Men's club, 
Real Folks, and women's benevolent 
society of the church also attended. 

The front x>f the pulpit was banked 
with beautiful flowers. The services 
consisted of Scripture reading and 
prayer by President L. Clark Seelye of 
Smith college, an organ prelude, selec- 
tion and pcstlude by Organist Ham- 
mond of Holyoke. The honorary bear- 
ers Were the five deacons of the church, 
D. W. Wells, A. L. Strong, J. E. Por- 
ter, G. C. Billings and Oscar Belden: 
The actual bearer.s were 12 young men 
of the church. The services at the 
house were conducted by Rev. J. W. 
Lane of North Hadley, and consisted 
■ of a prayer. The services at the grave 
were conducted by "Rev. E. G. Cobb of 

^ .in nis pastoral work lie was always a 

Ueneru faithful student and preacher of the Bible, 



serve t 
will ex 

and was never failing in his sympathy and 
help to all those in sorrow or distress. 
Mr Woods was born in Enfield, Janu- 
ary 24, 1847. After graduating from Am- 
herst college in 1869, he pursued his theo- 
logical studies at Union. Andover and 
Yale. He was instructor in English in 
Amherst from 1871 to 1873. He then spent 
several years in travel in Europe. Pales- 
tine and Egypt, and in 1896 visited In- 
dia. He was ordained pastor of the 
church in Hatfield November 21, 1877. 
October 29, 1879. he married Miss Anna 
Fairbank, daughter of Rev Dr Samuel 
,i !B. Fairbank, for over 50 years a mis- 

tnorOUJsjoiiary of the American board in India. 
frvrrmrl ^ l ^°°ds was always interested, in 
I public affairs in the town of Hatfield 
aminaiaud had held several public offices. He 
kept in close touch with the educational 
COmpi; interests in the Connecticut valley. As a 
* Hiustee of Smith college he was chairman 
tionS d °^ ^ ne cornm ittee which selected Rev Dr 
Burton .as the successor of President 
nlv ri Seelye- He was an overseer of the char- 
r J I itable fund of Amherst college, which re- 
£j nr j* j oently conferred upon him the degree of 
llilUlU doctor of divinity. He was a trustee of 
• J the Dickinson hospital in Northampton, 
nOSIS j a trustee and treasurer of Smith acad- 
i . J emy in Hatfield, trustee of the Hatfield 
DaSlS | public library, a member of the sinking 
fund commission, and vice-president of 
tatlOIl: the village improvement society. In 1904 
i he was presidential elector from the 1st 
! Massachusetts district, and cast his ballot 
for Theodore Roosevelt. 

Mr Woods is survived by his widow and 
eight children, Josiah B. of Washington, 
D. C.. Katherine Of Boston, Charlotte, a 
] member of this year's graduating clas^; at 
Mount Holyoke college. Margaret, a stu- 
dent in Mount Holyoke college, .Mary, 
Frances. Grace and Dorothy, at home, 
ind a sister. Mrs W. B. Kimball of En- 
eld. The funeral will be held Tuesday 


Address Delivered !>y President L,. ] 
Claris Seelye of Smith College. 

There was a large attendance at the j 
memorial service at the Congregational | 
church yesterday morning of townspeople j 
and some from other places. The service 
was impressive in its simple dignity and j 
directness, like the life and character of j 
the man for whom it was held, the pastor ; 
who last summer closed a career of useful • 
service for the church. Rev Dr Robert M. H 
Woods. Rev E. G. Cobb of Florence con- . 
ducted the opening exercises; President L. : 
Clark Seelye of Smith college delivered the 
memorial address, and they conducted the 
communion service together. The congre- 
gation rose to sing the last hymn without 
organ accompaniment, and turned to face 
the memorial window with its beautiful 
reproduction of Hoffman's "Behold I stand 
at the door and knock.*' The hymn was 
Grieg's "Behold a stranger at the door. 

Special music was rendered by an en- 
larged choir under the direction of the 
church organist, accompanied by Miss 
Charlotte Woods with the violin. Presi- 
dent Seelye said in part: There is an i 
impressive unity in the two memorial serv- j 
j ices which we observe in this church to- j 
dav. We come to commemorate the death : 
of' the Savior, who died that we mi 
live, and we shall partake of the emblems 
of his broken body and shed blood, in com- \ 
pliauce with his words. "This do m re- | 
membrance of me.*' We come to coiu- 
! memorate also one of his disciples who 
often officiated at this communion table. 
! ad whose life among you was a constant j 

uncial of the same dear Lord, p is 
difficult to speak fittingly of sueh a lira 
A noble character always transcends 
verbal eulogy. The generous heart, the 
childlike simplicity and faith, the resolute 
will, the indomitable spirit winch in- : 
umplicd over earthly obstacles and wo^ 

the final victory— these iifb language can 
reveal to others ;is they 1 1 ; t x- < * been re- 
vealed to us in the manifold phases oi 
personal experience. 

hi Rev Ltobert fclcEwan, the leader of 
the church in Enfield, whore .Mr Woods 
was born, his mother's ideal of a Christian 
minister was so fully realized thai she 
desired to give the name to her Hon. The 
uame was also an expression of the moth- 
er's intern desire thai her son should enter 
the Christian ministry. With thai desire the 
son himself fully sympathized. Me early 

jomod ,] !' > < hureh aiHhM'vc; swerve,) fro,, 

his Christian allegiance. Although brought 
up in comparative affluence, ho was not 

spoiled by indulgence. In Amherst he 
was a good scholar, an effective speaker 

and one of (ho mosl popular men in col- 
lege. Mis goodness was not of the prig- 
gish, self-conscious or goody-goody order, 
bui iho natural outcome of a heart that 
was fond of whatever is excellent or of 
pood report. Few students wore fonder 
of fun and frolic I never knew a man 
who preserved more of the spirit of the 
boy during his entire life. 

In November, 1870. Mr Woods was en- 
gaged by this church as a stated supply 
for one" year. His services were so ac- 
ceptable that he received before the year 
was over a unanimous call to become its 
settled pastor, and he was installed as 
{ pastor of the church in November, 1877. 
1 completing at his death last .Time a pas- 
torate of nearly 38 years. During this 
period he was one of the most influent ia! 
factors in the life of the church and the 
community. In hini Was realized the old- 
time ideal of the New England minister, 
the foremost citizen in all ecclesiastical or 
civic affairs. He was truly the "bishop 
of Hatfield" in the primal sense of the 
word, so controling and pervasive was his 
oversight and so respected and trusted was 
his personality. 

Your minister preached the gospel which 
he preached, striving faithfully to follow 
the example of his Master, who went 
about doing good. In the family as in the 
church he was the same kindly, affec- 
tionate. Christian man. No inhabitant of 
1 the town was beyond the reach of his 
'j friendly aid and sympathy. The foreign - 
ji ers, who have come in recent years to 
; Hatfield, so that now they form a large 
• and important, element, in its population. 
i were especially sought out by him that 
ve might bring them under Christian in- 
Jiuence and help them to become gv>od 
7 citizens. If they were Protestants, whal- 
- ever may haver\been their previous church 
j convictions, he sought to interest them in 
>\ the church in Hatfield and to interest the 
j church in them: with the Catholics he ( 
'j was on friendly terms. When they were 
Y numerous enough to form a church of their 
I own persuasion he was ready to aid them 
L l to establish it. Their priest he treated 
'j as a brother minister. Although prefer- 
j ring himself the Congregational polity he 
;! was not in any sense a sectarian propa- 
,i gandist and was ready to have fellowship 

. jfyZJ{ \jj HATFIELD, f * ^ 

Prominent c ilizen unci OldeM Resident 
of the Town I'iimnc* Away. 

In.;i Alpheiis CoWles, !M). the oldest in- 
habitant of Hatfield, died of weakness 
due to his age at his home about 1 o'clock 
yesterday morning, and the town has lost 
one of its foremost citizens. He celebrat- 
ed only a lit lie over a nioiiih ago his UOth 
birthday, receiving '-alls from neighbors 
and a large shower of postal cards jn 
congratulation, which gave him great 
pleasure. Within a short time he was 
confined to his bed, and since then had 
gradually failed. Mr Cowles retired 
from active business about '20 years au r o. 
but enjoyed fairly good health and was 
able to be about till quite recently. 

Alpheus Cowles, son of Dea Rufus 
Cowles was born in Hatfield March 13, 
1820, and had always resided there. He 
came of good old Puritan stock, a de- 
scendant of. John Cowles, who was one 
of the first pioneers to locate in Hatfield 


I with 
e and 
t ity to 
cer life 
|e gen- 

ent to 
>e, the 
lost as 
dc and 
le will 
of pa- 

lich in 
! enters 
jice or 
tion of 

Sarah Field. 

.Mrs. Sarah Field, 58 years old, died 
this morning in her home in Bradstreet 
after an eight months' illness. She 
leaves a husband, Edwin Field; two 
daughters, Mrs. Luella Frary of South 
Deerfield, Mrs. Marion Trott of Am- 
herst; one son, Samuel Field, living at 
home; one sister, Mrs. Wentworth, 
and two brcfthers, Thomas and Myron 
Hall, all of Pittsfield. The funeral will 
be Thursday at 2.30 o'clock in the i 
home. Burial will be in the cemetery I 
in Bradstreet. 

250 years ago. The Cowles homestead 
was one of the few to remain in the 
hands of direct descendants. It was sold 
fin 1898 to Patrick T. Boyle by Rufus 
H. Cowles.. Dea Cowles . had lived since 
his marriage in a house just across the 
/street, which he built at that time. He 
was' married December 28. 1842, to Miss 
Sophia W. Wells of Ley den, who Avas parents 
born in Deerfield, the daughter of Elisha 
Wells. Thev have lived together for over 
67 years. The death of their onlv son, 
Henrv H., in 1847 at the age of four 
years^ was a sad event of their early mar- 
ried life. He was run over by a wagon. 
; They took into their family and brought 
' up as their child; though Pot adopted. 
j Isadolre H. Kenny. Who married Merritt 
i F. Sampson, and has two children, Mrs 
1 Fred Dwyer of Amherst and 'Mrs Her- 
I bert White of Springfield. Besides his 
| widow. Mr Cowles has only two other 
I living relatives, a nephew, Rufus Cowles, 
1 of Hatfield, and a great-nephew, Russell 

as th 

Cowles, of Deerfield, son of J5dwaft» 


Dea Cowles, with his brothers. Rufus 
and Erastus. • conducted throughout their 
active life one of the largest and most 
'productive farms in the town. They were 
very successful . in . the now abandoned 
industries of fattening cattle and raising 
broom corn. Mr Cowles never undertook 
ythe raising of tobacco, which is now. the 
town's chief specialty, being opposed to 
-C it oii conscientious scruples. He never 
■p'.-i was a user of liquor or tobacco in any 
HiltJl^] form. He united with the Congregational 
, church in 1838 and had always been one 

SnOUjr of its most loyal members, and as long 
T as he was able one of its most active and 

Jr CQlc; influential ones. Possessed of a beauti- 
ful tenor voice, in his youth he served 
Hied-V as choir director for more than 30 years. 
j Mrs CowJes was the chief soprano. They 
Ititj were libera) contributors to the financial 
I support of the church and to its benev- 
deV6 i °l ei J c ' es -. Both were stanch supporters of 
1 c the prayer-meetings and the cause of 
1 i missions, .. He. was for many years a 
/ Iteacher in the. Sunday-school and had 
served as superintendent. Elected deacon 
lejin 1869, he served in that capacity until 
1886.. and as a member of the church 
11] committee till 1902. First and last he 
had been a member of almost every 
standing committee of the church and 
parish. He was_ treasurer of the church 

missed a 
or service of the church of any 









the ia1 llature - 

Mr Cowles was a charter member of 
Cal )rathe trustees of Smith academy, being 
l named as such by Miss Sophia Smith in 

Ulllyer her will. The board was organized in 
tinn +1 1871. Mr Cowles was elected vioe-pres- 
LlUilitl ident in 1SN3_ and president in 1966. eon- 
j tinning in the latter office till his death. 
sUrg^t He was interested in everything pertain- 
• , . jing to public improvement, though he 
HI tei;aj never held public office. In politics he 
was a stanch republican and was brought 
lieCea^to the polls in an automobile to vote at 
l the presidential election in 1908. having 
and turnover failed to vote in a presidential j 
Contest since he came of age. In his busi- 
ness relations he was the soul of honor, 
conscientious to a marked degree. He 
commanded universal respect. Though 
somewhat retiring by nature he was a 


inde : ti 

be t(-n" S en * a l mai1 m social intercourse, who had 
-*1 a host of friends throughout the town and 
nrmr iT1 ne igh Dorm S communities. He was a 
PP^n typical example of the rugged New En- 
gland farmer of the native stock which 
Operp j s rapidly passing away. lie had seen . 
,i Hatfield undergo great changes in ils 

tne Jt population, the advent of the steam road ( 
T p and the trolly, a complete change in busi- k 
II ji ness methods and in the staple crops 
. 1 raised, the enlargement of educational 
tO fifTi] facilities, the introduction of such im- 

provements as a daily mail, the telephone, I 
be nti a ptiblfc water system, sewers, gas and 

L electricity. While keenly alive to the ad- {for 
vantages of every modern convenience and 
not lamenting the changing order of things, i, 
he loved to indulge in reminiscences of 
the days when life was simpler. He was 
a man singularly modest and unassum- 
ing, simple and straightforward, a useful 
citizen who lived' to enjoy the fruit of his 
labors and maintained to the last a keen 

Largest Class Since 1 90S 

•The" graduating exercises of the class 
of 1910 of Smith academy were held ha 
the academy hall Thursday evening, when 
four students, Silas G. Hubbard, Frances 
B. Woods. A. Claire Bowman and Mary 
B. Woods, took diplomas for the classical 
course, and Constance C. Breor, Ernest 
A. Godin, Gladys I. Jenney and Albert 
A. Matthews diplomas for the English 
course. Each student read a. thesis, in- 
j teresting and varied subjects were chosen 
by the students. The following was the 
program: Orchestra (Jackson's); prayer 
by Rev Irving A. Flint; response: "Napo- 
leon." by Silas Graves Hubbard: "'The 
work of Luther Burbank," by Aenid Claire 
Bowman; "Beethoven." by Frances Bel- 
cher Woods: music; "Adaptations in 
animal life." by Constance Clara Breor; 
"Charlemagne," by Ernest Arthur Godin; 
"Literature." by Marion Louise Charters; 
music; "The Acropolis at Athens," by 
Gladys Irene JenUey; "Aerial navigation," 
by Mary Ballantine Woods; "A compari- 
son of German and "American education," 
by Albert Austin Matthews: orchestra se- 
lection; presentation of diplomas by Prin- 
cipal Arthur L. Harris.. 

The class of 1910 is the largest to 
graduate from Smith academy since 1902, 
and, what is better, every one of them 
are to go on in some way with their edu- 
cation. Silas Hubbard -will go to Amherst 
college; Claire Bowman will enter Boston 
university: Constance Breor and Marion 
Charters. Westfield normal school: -Fran- 
ces B. Woods, Mount Holyoke college: 
Gladys I. Jenney. Boston school of fine 
arts: Albert Matthews. Massachusetts 
agricultural college: Mary B. Woods will 
enter Smith college, and Ernest Godin 
some business school. 

Tuesday morning when Miss Clark. 
Miss Billings and Mr Harris arrived at 
school to give the last examination, each 
found a large bundle on his or her desk. 
Miss Clark was given a large, colored copy 
of "Aurora," Miss Billings a copy of 
Hoffman's "Christ." and Mr Harris two 
books, one Tennyson's poems, and "Intro- 
"duction." translated from Marcus Aure- 
lius. This is the last year these teachers 
will be at Smith academy, for Mr Harris 
will be abroad next year' and Miss Clark 
and Miss Billings " will not be able to 
teach because of ill-health. Miss Clark 
has been preceptress of the school since 
1894. Her faithful, sympathetic, untiring 
work has been appreciated by many pupils 
who have loved and esteemed her. Mr 
Harris has been principal of the school 

spen< : 

two years. 

interest in all that went on about him. 
The funeral will be held at the home 
to-morrow at 2 p. m. 

$<>v* ^H ATFIELD . ff/V 





Was Working: on Pole Fixing Wires 
Near His Father's Store. 

• Kalph Howard, 19, son of J. H. Howard 
was instantly killed soon after noon yester- 
day by coming in contact with an electric 
wire on a pole of the Amherst gas companv 
near his fathers general store. The young 
man, who had been in the emplov of the 

ompany, was strapped .round the pole , Norfh;in , ,,,„„. ,. ho ld the , 6ngest 
to enable the free u^e of his haude and had |- ittoro - t , 
^connected e .short wire to put in a plug. 

The loose end ol the wjre either blew nns qifosen mo'd< a Rev R. n. 

againsl him at he accidentally touched it. Life scribe. Tii«' I'ette? of invitatiou from 

and he received a currenl of 2500 volts, lli the church to Mr l'lini was read and the 

did no; fall because the Btrap held him. hfollowjng ivcre 

n is thought the wire. must have hit the f, ' n " r l W> l, I 1 '" 1 so,,, . : 1 . r,,>i «&"*<* " f 
,, . ci- * u „ ■* Amherst,*.. Mrs Julius "rott" North church 

thumb ol one of his gloves, because it was |. o£ Amh ' ti Kov D; r. .;„nin. I- , George 

smoking wben he was released from his r n]ny ; Hope> church of Ani'irrt. [> v Mr 

place on the pole. Arnold Pease, who was Green awl |>ea Julian Millei 

assisting young Howard, quickly saw what, church of Easthampton, W. I nderwood, 

had happened and called for help. Ladders Rev G. H. Burrill: Baj son church, Bast 

were secured and the body was taken down, hampton, Rev 0. II. Hamlin. Mrs Oscar 

Drs Byrnes and Suitor Avere called and Wardj Pirst church of Hadley, William 

made efforts to revive the young man, but Phillips. 1 >o>i Francis Wlieeler; Second 

they were unsuccessful, and it is believed church of North Hadley; Re* J. W. I 

death was instantaneous. Medical Exam- W. IT. Wilson; South Hadley, Rev .1. *',. 

iner Seymour was called to view the body. Nichols; First* church of Northampton, 

Ralph Howard was the youngest son of. ReV Dr 11. T. Rose, Dea N. II. kee; Ed- 

T II Howard H P leaves a sister Edith wan ' ls rhnve]) ° r Northampton, Rev W. U\ 
j. ii. Howard, lie leases a sistei, uaitn, Bulk „ Dea a. M. Fletcher; Florence 

and two brothers, Harry L., a member of ehiirgh of Kortharaptdn', Rev ' s. A. Bar-;. 
the Legislature, and Fred G. Howard. He rott, Dea'G. G. Lvellbg'g; South Dee'r6eld, 
had been employed by the Amherst gas Rev.J.-.B. Carrutlicrs. ,\. G- .Clapp; Sun- 
company about two years and had also derland. RevjL. B. Chase.; Southampton; 
worked at the. electric light plant at -Mount S. K. Mar-Geehnn, William Gunfn; V\Vest- 
Tom. Much sympathy is felt for his family, hampton,.: Rev H. S." Ives, H. M. Clapp; 
The funeral wilt be held at the home of his Williamsburg. Rev John Pierpont, I)ea 
father Saturday afternoon at 2.30. L H. W. Hill; Haydenville, Rev R. H. Life, 

"~T Prn c c incp +h~rv* Dea.G. JF. .Loomis; • "VVhately. Rev J P; 

. , Tf f rng, .Strug # 2VV1 M*** <&; JW& Rev Dr L,. Clark Seelve. 

&JL .^cHATFIELD. /Tjj l^^^Marion, Le Roy Button, Rev ^ lin „ tn 

. f. ^ ij . _____ , ' "' lElisiu* G..: Cobb. Rev Roll-in" T. ; Hark ,->f ^PS tO 

REV- IRVING A. FLINT INSTALLED. Gprhapi : Me.,.. Rev G.- A, Wight- or Chico- 

- -.— .- . . l .pee .Falls, Rev H.MacGallum .of Simsbury, 

Becomes! Pastor of tKe. Congregational Ct,, and. Rev C. L. Stevens of • Phi-pus - 

to resi- 

due to 
tion to 
>nly in 
nd in- 


The : ips.talation of Rev Irving Adams 
"lint as:. pastor of the Congregational 
•hure-li took place yesterday afternoon and 

16 ctually 



Church--— Council Sits in Afternoon !-burg. Me 

Exercises Are Meld in the; Prayer was' offered by Rev J 

of North Hadley, after which the.' clerk 
■of the church gave a report of the church ty and 
meeting extending the call to Rev Mr j. ., 
Flint to become their pastor. Mr Flint's IQlVld- 
"■ letter of acceptance was also read: An . -, 
j interesting- paper ATas read 'by Mr Flint: Sldem- 
\ giving his views on different ■|jbasps. of. 
•spirituaL life, after which " tyuestio-s" " were j eCtlOn 
asked the candidate in regard to' his' ' v-p-- 
ligious • Views.-.' After a session' of the S tO be 
jcounc]] -about 50 enjoyed- a chickeu-pie 

i **p&? : :<th pri- 

j At T.oO the instala'tioii 

j held, the following program being carried 

! out:— ' L 

exercises were' h i i 



Organ .pre! ude by Miss Smithers- the in in- f 
utes of the council. U. H. Life; anthem. I 
' * Spirit , of God" (Hnmasoni; the pfarer of 
uiTocation. Rev Selden :E. • Macfteehon ofl i« i 
Southampton ; scripture- rending. Rev TharleS 'ledlCal 
L, Stevens of Pkippsburg, 31e.: hT D vn ^o 753 ■•■ 
sei-mou. Rev Dr Marion t,eRov Rnrton "of ^ r\n\Ur 
Northampton-: solo, E. Langdou .Gi-aves -•'Tlie Uctli y 
Piams of 'Peace;" the prayer of .lusfaJation, ■ i • -i 
Rev RolhuT. Hack of Oorhain. Me.; re- WLLlCn 
spouse pj choir; ehar.tre to" the pastor. Rev 
Hugh MaeCalJum of Simsburv. C1 .': .har^e ^ rmm- 
to the people. Rev Charles H. Hamlin of UUm 
rCasthampfon; the ., risrht hand of fellowshio ' 
L\\ev Willis H. Butter "of Northampton^ gTOUD 

rr,r v V Rev d :h t rles A - Wi2:ht of Chicopee 
"hlls, hymn x No 766; benediction, by th« 


1NG. AUGUST 13. 1912 

»e pas- average 
per cent 


?vening at the cuurcli. the council sitting 
n the afternoon and the ceremonies ofjj 
nstalation being carried out ill the eVen- 

Re-v H. T, Rose of the First ehuu?h iu- 


• v* 

Hatfield Citizen v Was Business 
Man and Served in Legisla- 
ture in 1883. 



tern ,the He Also Served as Director and 
and othi Auditor of Holyoke Paper 
low th<] Company. 

return ^ HATFIELD, Aug. 12 — Isaac Bruce 
nntnatif Lowell « 8g years old, died at 7 o'clock 
^ tonight, after a three months' illness 
this WOl! resulting from two shocks. He was 
' born in Orange, N. H., Aug. 21, 1828, 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Lowell. 
Mr. Lowell married Miss Anna A. 
Streeter in Chicopee, May 20, 1854, and 
they lived for 42 years in West Spring- 
field. . He was with the old Agawam 
OUtpatK: canal company, advancing from over- 
ma V oh< seer an(i P avmas t er to general euper- 
/ i intendent. He was also a director and 
• j_j 'auditor of a Holyoke paper company. 
V1UCU. i n igs3 ne served in the Legislature 
; and during his 26 years' residence in 
PHatfield he had taken active interest j . 

QaTe of 4 in town affairs. He had membership in I r™ „ rt „ TC . n e f u rio-ifh ^f \Tt* Har- 
^Uft UJ ^ the Magonic fraternit at Springfield. [ The news of the 'death of Mis Har 

_ 1 He leaves his widow, three daugh- net P. Bliss of La » Crosse, Wis., hax 

lhe pters, Mrs. Anna A. Taber of Holyoke, ij been received here. Mrs. Bliss was a 
;Mrs. Harriet F. Hadley of Boston and i nalive f t hi s town and was the daugh- 
haS not Mrs. Annette M. Thorndike of New \\ * JJ «, mllAl nwi£rh t Patrid-e of Hat- 
York and five grandchilden. No ar- j ter of Sanmel A-^ 1 ^ L a "m e or n 
amount rangements have been made for the fu- L^neld. % 

neral. Father >flore is spentfn 

A sysi 
also be 
may ha 



jness in 18SG and since then made his 
home in Hatfield. 

stantial p. 
eral prr 
many 1 
care of 

Esther Gore is spending a few days 
,.,,. Mjfi ^QptrJT.Mtfi relatives in iHolyoke. 


bRNING. MAY 6. 1912. 


.The funeral of the late Isaac B. Low- 
ell was held from his late residence on 
Thursday afternoon at L80 and was 
very largely attended. Rev. E. S. Thorn- 
Idike of Chicopee officiated. The bear- 
' eis were James Porter, A. H. Graves, 

Care of(«oiyoke. ti 

J where the i 

r D. W. Wells, C L. Warner of Hatfield, 

Fred H. >Gook and George Brainard *of 

'he burial was in Holyoke, 

service was read by Mr. 

r\ Thorndike. The floral tributes were 

^niany and beautiful, among them being 

tereSt is a wreath of roses from the Men's club 

jof the Congregational church. 

result, tL 

inrrlw ,'rrJ Isaa0 B - Lowe11 was a descendant of 
mgiy l m |4> erciva i L«> we ll, who settled in New- 
'bury in 1639. He was connected with 
the old Agawam canal company of 
'Springfield, advancing from an <\rerseei' 
I to paymaster' and general superintend- 
ent. He was also a director and audi- 
tor of the Holyoke Taper company for 
several vears. He served his district m 
the legislature in' 1883. Mr. Lowell was 
also chairman of the board of wa^ea 
commissioners at the time of its in- 
stallation. He retired from active btt«i- 


Gifts Made to Venerable Society 

Are Shown to Sunday 



Institution Was Established and 
Pastor Ordained and Install- 
ed in 1670. 

HATFIELD, May 5— There was a 
display in the Congregational church 
this morning of the silver which has 
been given to the church since its 
establishment. The church was estab- 
lished and Rev. Hope Atherton o: 

; dained and installed aa pastor, MayfEdward Btirke tried f rescue bits com- 
I 10, 1670. The first grift was two silver} panion, Joseph Pianka. Bad it not been 
I'vcups by I Burt, marked "The gtft Ofij for tins be Qiifchl have saved himself. 

Mr. Jos. KvIIokk to tur oi While the beys were struggling in the 

Christ in Hatfield 3724." Josepn water, William Burke, hearing the hoys' 
: Kellogg, born 1684 and died 1724, was. call tor help, rushed to the scene and 
I selectman In Hatfield in 1722. inscribed wiih great difficulty rescued his brother 
I on his headstone is "A Worthy Ccn- 
I tloman." He died intestate. The 
J gill was one silver cup by W. Cowell, 
! marked "The gift of the Honorable 
[ Samuel Partridge, Esq., to' the Church 

of Christ in Hatfield 1745." He 

was born in 1645 and died in 1740. 

was colonel of a regiment, judge of 
I probate court and one of "His Majesty's 

counsel." By his will, allowed 1741, he 

directs his son, Edward, to pay to the 

church £10. 
The third gift -was one silver cup by; 

I. Hurd, marked "The gift of Mr.i 

Ichabod Alis to the churqh in Hatfield ! 

1747." Ichabod Alls, born 1675, died. 

1747, was often selectman. He 

died intestate. Four silver cups were 

given by B. Pierpont, marked "The, 

gift of Deacon Obadiah Dickinson to; 

the church in Hatfield 1788." Deacon 

Dickinson, born 1704, died 17&8, 

was deacon from 1773 to 1788. -He was" 

twice married, having 19 children. He 

was the leading man in the town and 

church. His will made no mention of 

silver for the church. 

One silver cup given by "I. E." is 

marked "The gift of Lieut. Daniel 

"White to the church in Hatfield." Dieut. 

"White settled in Hatfield in 1662 and 

died in 1713. By will he gave the 

church £4. Henry Dwight, Esq., 

also a giver, eighth son of 

Timothy Dwight, died 1732. He was 

much in town office. He left no will. 
Two silver cups are marked "Pre- 
sented to the Church in Hatfield by f 

Lieut. David Billings, June, 1814. 

Richard. The Burke boy is survived by 

his father and mother and four brothers, and mOlX 
The Pianka hoy leaves a father and l,- t i_- 1hp 
mother, Mr. and Mrs. iv ( ,. r J>i Hn ka, and vmim LI1C 
four brothers and .sisters. The bofllenrcs himself 
Were recovered about 10 o'clock. It is 
one of the saddest affairs that has oc-COnCeption 
ciuTed in the town for a long time. .,• -ii 

i— itioner will 

HATFIELD, C l uired t0 

The funeral ( ,f .Mis. Louisa B. Porter brOCeSS of 
was held at her late home on Main 
street this afternoon. She was born in 

ase condi- 


Amherst July 21, 1822, the daughter of 
Jonathan and Jerusha Bridginan. On 
April 14, 1S57. she married Moses Chap- 
in Porter of Hatfield, living here all oi. 
her married life, with the exception, of 
six years spent In» Amherst. Mrs. Porter 
was well known and much beloved by 
all who knew her. Slie ,w survived by 
two sons, Charles Porter of Northamp- 
ton, and John E. of this town. 

The Wide Awakes will meet with Mr 
R. M. Woods Saturday, Feb. 8th, at 
2.1.1 p. m. 

The 1913 and 1014 classes of Smith 
academy cleared about $27 on the play 
given last week. 

The Christian Endeavor meeting was 
led last evening by Josiah B. Woods a T»p ro blemS in 
subject was "Missions." r 

nuuiu ciiso ue moroughly steeped in the 

HFIRE LOSS $45,000 fc££ 

reat stress 
dth" nar- 
l and en- 
milk and 
le the in- 

Two Little Boys, of a 
Merry Party that Starts 
Out to Find a Christ- 
mas Tree, Drowned 
in Mill River 

Two of a merry party of three little 
Hatfield boys ' who started out about 
seven o'clock' this morning to get a 
Christmas tree were soon afterward 
drowned in Mill river. The boys were 
Richard Burke, aged 9 years, Joseph 
Pianka, aged 9 years, and Edward 
Burke, Jr., aged 7 years. The boys 
stopped to slide on the bank of the riv- 
er, back of Thomas Ryan's house on 
Elm street and all fell into the water. 

jFour Houses, Three Barns, 

Three Tobacco Sorting 

Shops Burned. 


Disastrous Trial of Farm- 
hand's Device to Extermi- 
nate Worms' Nests. 

HATFIELD, June 2— A fire 
started in a barn on the Alvin u. 
Strong- homestead in West Hatfield att 
8 o'clock this morning swept through 
that little village, destroying four 
houses, three large barns, tobacco 
sheds, two tobacco sorting: shoos, coal 

tiis alike 
lit do not 
the hospi- 
pgram of 

and hos- 
nd would 
)wn prin- 


sheds and two storehouses, causing' ^ 
loss of $45,000. A gale was blowing 
at the time from the northwest, and 
the fire, which seemed to burst out o£ 
the A. L. Strong barn in one sheet of 
flame, was blown into the. house, and 
jumped across the narrow passageway 
. _ to the Edson W. Strong house that adV 
eilip. iVl j j ns- Then the flames swept SLCrossl 
the. street, enveloping' the James M. 




Towne house. .This seemed to catch 
, on the corner of the roof, and then ths 

*uf)6Cific ( wnole building was one mass of flames. 
Of J ] Burning shingles and embers were 
I carried through the air and landed on 
W Any S the Charles W. Wade barn across thy 
J Boston & Maine tracks, fully a third 
C eeaS Oil of a mile from the Towne house. These 
buildings were in flames before the 
enental firemen could do anything to control 
I them, and while the men were trying 
tlC ITia.y| t° fisht this nre > the coal sheds of 
':-H. D. Smith began to blaze, and thfei 
5UCh cLC names extended to a storehouse owned 
by .Mrs. S. S, D wight and occupied by 
HistOT tlie Porter Machine company, and to a 
-> small storehouse owned and occupied 
'ViniilH H by the Bowker Fertilizer company. 
,nuuu % The Hatfield firemen were summoned 
S"ii<?tnrv r ^ y telephone, but could do nothing, for 
iijauiy c tne wa ^ er pressure was so low that a 
4 .• o nr | stream could not be thrown 20 feet into 
i.lOIl dllu i ne a i r _ ipjjg i ie at was so intense that 
i „ orn they could not get near enough to the 

Hie COill burning buildings to make any impres- 
• sion upon the blaze. A call- was sent 
<tentatlV( for the Northampton department, and 
i the steamer went up. It was a long, 

tO tile Cq.hard pull for the four horses, but the 
5 engine arrived in time to save the Cut- 
Oatieilt S| ter house, near the Edson Strong place. 
The fact that this house had a slate 
roof saved it. Had these buildings 
'caught the fire might have jumped over 
SupeW'i the underpass and the tobacco ware- 
1 houses beyond might have been de- 
stroyed, causing a loss of $100,000 or 

Burning: Worms' Nests. 
A Polish farmhand, was burning 
worms' nests from apple trees m th* 
'I rear of the A. L. Strong barn. He was 
Xiakincr jj using- a .novel device. It was a Ions,' 

& Lpole with some hay tied upon tlv: 
5tudcntsf^ ne wm $ scattered the burning spears 
of grass, and it is probable that aomS 
RoutlTU of these wer § wafted into the Strong 
I barn and set fire to the hay. Supcrin 
nitial re\ tendent of Streets W. P. Latham of 
uum ^ Northampton was at work on the 
-irr/^-m^-ni state road not far away, when he hearc 
l^cmcin the , cry of flre> He rus hed to the A 
L. Strong barn and made an effort it 
p.e nuiSC re scue the three horses. Mr. Latharr 
• 'was able to cut their halters, but h< 
> SerVlj an d his men could not drive the horse: 
out, and they were soon "driven oui 
themselves. It was apparent that tnfl 
two Strong houses were doomed and 
those who had assembled began sav- 
ing the household furniture. The Edson 
Strong house contained two tene- 
ments, and Joel Chandler occupied on* ' 
of these. He lost the larger part o; 
his furniture. A few things were saved 
from the Towne house. 

Charles Wade had gone to the fir* 
and was assisting his neighbors, when? 
he chanced to look down across th\ 
track and discovered that his own 
house was on tire. He started lor 
home and found his wife running to in- 
form him. They did not reach theit 
home in time .to save anything. He 
lost three cows, an automobile, f 

Excellent Orations and Essays by 

the Young Graduates of Smith 


initial r^ 
and ph^ 

\ roadie i 
s;peff ma 

The graduating exercises at Smith 
academy, Thursday evening, were of an 
interesting character. There was . a 
large attendance, quite a number being 
present from out of town. Eleven young 
men and ladies graduated and received 
their diplomas from the hands of Prin- 
cipal H. W. Dickinson. All had parts, 
the young men orations and the young 
ladies essays, and all acquitted them- 
selves in a very commendable manner in 
their delivery and the excellent prepar- 
ation shown iu their parts. 

The class is one of the largest that has 
graduated for several years^ The young 
men outnumbered the young" ladies, there 
being eight; of the former ana only three 
of the latter, 

The hall was handsomely and very 
tastefully decorated with ferns, laurels 
and palms, and the class's Greek motto, 
"To the front," was neatly wrought in 
daisies on a laurel background which 
banked the rear of the platform. On 
the left of the hall, a large flag of green 
and white, the class colors, bearing the 
figures, 1902, hung from the wall. 

'Promptly at 8 o'clock the class filed 
into the hall to the fine music of "War- 
ner's orchestra of Northampton. Princi- 
pal Dickinson, Miss Carrie Clark and 
Miss Bertha Dillow, members of the fac- 
ulty, leading the way to the platform, on 
which were seated the trustees of the 
academy, W. (H, Dickinson, president of 
the board; Daniel Billings, secretary; 
Rev. R. M. Woods, Alfred H. Graves, 
Thaddeus Graves and D. W. Wells. 

All the graduating parts were chosen 
in reference to a general subject upon 
some of the world's heroes, and for this 
reason each speaker was followed with 
an unabated interest. Such an arrange- 
ment of graduating parts seems to be 
•worthy of imitation by other institutions 
of learning. 

After the prayer by Rev. R. M. Woo 3s 
the graduating exercises followed in this 

Essay—Heroism in the Home, Maude 
Fitch Warner; oration— Socrates. Rob- 
ert Edward Fitzgerald: oration— Alexan- 
der the Great, Arthur Curtis Bard well: 
music; oration— (Robert E. Lee, MVliael 
Larkin Proulx; oration— The Ideal Hero, 
Leonard Curren Allair: oration— Lafay- 
ette, Frank Hamel Breor: music; essay 
—Life Savers. Barbara Doppman: ora- 




















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tii.n Mahomet. Alpbeus God\h; oration, 
Aided the Great. Roswell Graves Bill- 
ings; music; essay William Toll, Kath- 
arine Woods; orntinnWhat Is a Hero? 
.John Hough tOU Unhburd; presentation 

Qt diplomas; benediction by Rev. Mr. 

Woods: music by the orchestra. 

Miss Warner in her essay thought thai! 
after all that was said about the great 

- iiciv ' w as ilo 

lioro a»4 no SUOh heroism as (ho mother 
iu the hjom.0. .Miss Warner was quite 
•easy ;<,id graceful upon the stage, 

Fitzgerald In his oration spoke with 
distinctness and gave an excellent., con- 
cise story of the life of Socrates, the 
great philosopher of ancient, time. 

Rardwell spoke with considerable self 
possession and in the limited , time al- 
lowed him to speak told of Alexander 
the Great, Kin? of Macedonia and con- 
conqueror of Asia; who marie himself 
happy and .thought it was glory to ha\ T e 
all the world stand in fear of him. 

Proulx in an easy and off-hand man- 
ner reviewed the life of Robert E. Lee. 
describing his great military career in 
such a way that he showed he had made 
a careful study of his subject. 

Allair showed considerable originality 
in his treatment of his subject. "The 
Ideal Hero." Some, he said, might con- 
sider a man who farms a trust a hero. 
The greatest heroes in the world are 
those who do deeds that are unknown to 
the world, one who is true to himself 
and to his friends. 

Breor, who has an excellent voice, in 
his oration, made the story of Lafay- 
ette's services in behalf of America in- 

Miss Doppman had a well written 
paper and read it in a good clear voice. 
She thought there were many kinds of 
life savers, Grace Darling saved a great 
■many lives in. rescuing men from a 
Watery grave, but the men and women 
who labor to save their fellow beings 
from the ways of sin and bring them 
back to the: paths of rectitude, she 
thought were the greatest of all life 
savers. • ',11ns 

Godlin delivered his oration in a way 
that was very creditable. He showed 
earnest study of his subject and evi- 
dently had thoroughly studied the lite 
of Mahomet and his religion" 

(Billings was quite at home on the 
stage and giave the audience -an enter- 
taining account of what Alfred the 
Great, the greatest king England ever 
had. did towards making his country 

Miss Woods told in a very entertain- 
ing way that story of William Tell, 
which always has so much fascination 
about it. Miss Woods has a fine voice. 

Hubbard, the last speaker, discussed 
What is a Hero? in a bright and breezy 
way and showed considerable oratory 
ipowers. Some thought kings were 
heroes; others thought soldiers and sail- 
ors who did daring deeds were the great- 
est heroes. Hobson was looked upon as 
a great hero, but there were others who 
stood ready to do the same act. Many 

women evidently thanghl the .North- 
ampton hank robbers heroes, judging by 
the flowers they ro-eivod. The greatest 
hero is he who battles for the right 
against the wrong. 

A very pretty feature of the exorcises 
was the appearance upon fche stage as 
soon as oach speaker had made a retir- 
ing how. of little Miss Grace Woods and,rPTmi7ed 
Master Joseph Proulx bearing big bou- b 
quets of flowers and presenting them to 
the orator and essayist. 

In presenting the diplomas Principal & 
Dickinson znvo the graduates some good 
and Wholesome advice as to their future. 
He told them that il was not always the 
man with many talents who made a 
great success in life. It wa s how well ationsllip 
the one talent was used. iTTave a pur- . 

pose in the world, he said, go straight t .ent. His 
the mark: don't wobble or drift, 'out u 
keep your eyes to the front. Try to im- ' the COn- 
prove the mind, be honest and live in.,,™ „ 
■uch a way that you can look every man JUIbC > d P~ 

ould en- 

his cases 

full dis- 

t and at- 

and woman in the eye and ever feel that, 
whether the world knows it or not, the 
most successful life is that one which is 
most useful to mankind and which brings 
the greatest amount of happiness to a 
human soul. 

Principal Dickinson and the other 
teachers of the school have every reason 
for being proud of the class that grad- 
uated. The members of the class in their 
rgraduating parts certainly showed that 
they had received careful training at the 
hands of their teachers. 

Miss Clark, who has been a teacher in 
the school seven years, will remain next attend as 
year. Miss Dillow. who is a graduate ._. 

of the Western -Reserve college and OnSlDlllty 
who has taught in the school two years L , 11 
and proved to be a very thorough and prect ail 
faithful teacher, has been elected to a l p< ,p n -j- f nr 
position in the Cleveland high school 1 
and her place is to be taken at the orminff a 
academy by (Miss Marion C. Billings, a 
graduate of Smith college in the class of nee. 
1901, and who is now teaching in the! n 

Springfield high school. may Well 

In this 
ion and, 
lake him 


t should 

ne on his 

clmiconathologic conierence or seminar 

e: HATFIELD. " Intending 

L His people were disappointed in the | 

- non-arrival of Rev. R. M. Woods last 

n Saturday, supposed to be caused through oierenceS 

the delay of the steamer in which he took ' . 
lC passage from Liverpool, due last Friday. JIOUS de- 

As no predion had been made for other 
[ pulpit supply .last Sabbath, the deacons iteresting 

conducted !he services and E. A. Hubbard i , j 

C read one of Dr. Hopkins' sermons. f Seiecteu 

Mrs. J. H. Howard with her children.^ cU^nlrl 

t have returned from their visit to Swanzcy, LC ' ollOUlU 

K H.— Mrs. Smith, her daughter Florence, 

and Miss Fannie Robinson of Waterbury, 

| Ct., are visiting at Maj. C. S. Shattuck's. 

Miss Emeline Shattuck has returned! 

, "from a two months' visit to Northern Ver- ! 

I mont.— Mrs. C. K. Morton and her sons, 

Robert and Charlie, are visiting friends in *& \ 

j Tariffville, Ct. ^V 

I George Barnes, the well-known tobac •■ 
j dealer of Warehouse Point, was in town 
ii last week. 

pass a pr 
the exten 

bers, con 
gether wi 
The intei 
ties his ir 
to the de 

service, h 

Jacob and Philip Carl have been kept i drove a «ta*e between the center of the 
quite busy of late sampling tobacco. (town and the railroad station for over 

Mrs. W. D. Billings has returned from \ forty years, carrying the mail and pas- 
a two weeks' visit in Amherst. jj sengers. His coach was a familiar sight 

Mrs. J. S. Graves has returned from a i upon the streets until the carrying of, 
long visit to her daughter, Mrs. E. S. mail was given to the trolley line about 
Tead of Somerville. ,, 1900. when Mr. iShumway gave up his 

Miss Mary Dickinson of New York is ! route. In his early life he was sexton 
attending Smith academy . ; at. the Congregational church for set- 

O. Shumway and_son of Hadley were e ral years. At one time he was the 
noticed in church last Sabbath. tnwn fl£roTlf fnv . A; a „^ a ; r „ 

Mrs. Mary Sellek and her daughter of ^"thf «1 Z ^ Spensm | K hquor ' £* 
New York are visiting at Deiuton Wells'. , ll*Jf yr I °T \f r humwa ^ H * 

The L. B. S. will meet with Mrs. J. D. | T^f a S \J lj ™ L * Waite ' d ™^er 
Porter on Elm street, Thursday afternoon. 2± ^ 1S ~* " aite ' wno survives him. 

The Mission Club will meet witU"K A. ** e also leaves a niece, Mrs. Charles 
Hubbard Tuesday evening. Bu f fc ' of Plainfield. Funeral from th? 

The town schools commence the fall 'residence Thursday afternoon at 2.30. 
term this week. ;' nn — = ; — — 

Smith academy opens with the largest 

attendance of students since the year 1881. P IT A T PI K LWR \FW HA IYTj 
With an additional teacher added to the 1 ** A - 1 * 1J ^ U U " ^ ? ™ HA1JlJ \ 

present efficient force, Principal Orr will j 
have more time to devote to his classes in 
the natural sciences and for illustrations 
and experiments with the extensive ap- ! 
paratus of the institution. More appara- 1 
tus will be added for the better illustration 
of biology. The new class just entered 
numbers twenty-one, and it is the largest j 
class that ever entered the academy. 
Late potatoes are turning out a light 
o . yield, which fact will have a tendency to 

OCTRIUCLTS^ stiffen prices among farmers. Indian 
| corn is unusually backward and will re- 

In Memory of the Fore- 

Good Citizen Dickinson Give* 
Rew Hall. 

Dickinson Memorial hall at Hatfield 
. was dedicated Memorial day. The Con- 
It has 9 uire an « tber we ^ ^ church was crowded in the 
ing weather to perfect the crop. Tobacco | f te * n00n where the exercises took place. 
held. Bd continues to be the Tendmg crop in this G % yiiam H . Dickinson was president of 
town, as it has been for 33 years. The the day and he conducted the services 
and Othei crop of '86 is estimated at 530 acres and h {q h ^ manner . Mu&ic wag furnished 

^f^^uf aVerag f ft 17 ? 01 . bs -P e [ acre ^Lby St. Joseph's band of Northampton 

Conference per cent of the crop is Spanish seed £ d b the church choir. The three 

to .nnHiJ ?"? 15 ^ C °f ?)t TV*Z speakers of the afternoon were not only 

tO COndU< tobacco has been so great that all the »l ^ { . f Hatfield but like the donor J f 

When 1 SfiT; h ° • aD , ou *- build \°« 8 f ™ bee , n v the building, their ancestors were among 
Wnen | fflled to their utmost capacity all through ^^ who * eUled thfl tQwn in im ^ 

wu * . ~ , „ ,, , -, , . „a| speakers and their pieces are mainly 

River Gods," alluded to in one of A J ven jj ere t 

,• q- .the Gazette Centennial after-dinner]* »^ L v « • i 

me. oiri speecheSj did not appl y to so many per- H Address of Presentation by Samuel 

The term is of |J P. Billings, 

to the few men , c , Samuel P. Billings presented the build- 
, ! who were for a long time prominent in | [ U g to the town in behalf of the donor 

1 and the building committee. This was 

. • ! L11C IU V 

meetings T he 
time. Siij£lech__, 

Qi'hlp the <l sons as some su PP ose - 
aiuic LAA ^s Boston origin, applied 

meetings wno weie for a & ^ 

o 1 the colonial and state councils, to repre- 
late after] sen ^ Western Massachusetts interests at 

very fitting, for Mr. Billings has been 
associated with Mr. Dickinson since they 
were boys together and he was one of the 
building committee. His remarks were 
brief, pointed and practical. He said 
that, the gift was thoroughly anti-secta- 
rian. It was given to all the people, 

the General Court, for the period after 

4 tO 5 o'c lne settlement of the river 'towns until 

about 1820. In those days the pay for 

meetings service was small, but their patriotism 

# was great. They were men of mark, be- 

Operate Realise of their long experience in office 

. , , . and wide acquaintance with othev leading j without any regard to their sect, color or 
With this Jmen of their time. They Qbtain&d an ip.C religious belief, and this building was 

+u 4- +uf'" Kv ' : -' 1 *'' ** ^ ,cou ^ c :^s~ Mil therefore dedicated to the whole town 

that nothlsible to be secured by men gent emerge aBd it8 uses< 
„ , ^ ty with the short terms o r , T , 

allowed Uofftye which prevail p^idance. lnte^ 

f 1 A It DEAD AT AGE OF 94. 

1U1 aault? Horace Shumway , a ged 94, the oldest 

man iu Hatfield, died at his home on 

Prospect street early this morning. He 

snfferd a shock Sunday, from which he 

did not recover, 

enjoyed excellent health, and 

gagfed in active business. He has car- 
ried on a trucking business for many 

years and did some general 

Response of D. W. Wells for the Gift 
of Memorial Hall. 

Mr. Chairman and Friends .-—On yon- 
der walls are inscribed the names of the 
"Men of Hatfield," but not less dear to 
Up to Wiat time he our hearts are the names of the women 
was en- f Hatfield, of whom I wish to speak. 
Let me read the names of that little com- 
pany of brave and noble wives who came 
farming.^ere in those early years of its settle- 
Up to the end of his life he took care fment. I will read by house-row, up the 
of his own cows, and rose at 4 o'clock we st side and down the east side of the 
every morning to milk. Mr. Shumway 8treet ' that you may note the places 

1 I . 


where they lived : Ursula Fellows, Han 
uah Cowles, Mary Field, Sarah Atherton, 
Sarah Taylor, Mary (Church) Graves, 
Mary (Smith) Graves, Mary Frary, Sarah 

recognize your ability ana raitnfulness. 
We thank yoa for your service and we 
promise to keep and guard this trust with 
jealous care, that it may go down to our 

Me3kins, Mary Allis, Sarah White, Mary J ? h .ildren unimpaired, a monument to 

(Clark) Allis, Sarah Dickinson, Sarah 
Kellogg, Martha Hawkes, Ruth Morton, 
Martha Wait, Jonna Russell, Hannah 
Gillett, Sarah Wells, Hannah Coleman, 
Mary Belden, Elizabeth Gull, Martha! 
Dickinson, Anne Dickinson, barah White, 
Hannah Dickinson, Margary Billings, 
Mary Warner. 
These were the pioneers. They had 

the great river behind them, and before 
them a trackless wilderness that stretched 
away to Lake Champlain, and here they 
prayed and served. Heroines every one. 
Of these, four were slain, two wounded, 
two made widows, four had children 
killed, and seven had children, one, two, 
and three, taken captive by the savage 
foe of that 

faith, devotion and fidelity, to home and 
native land. 

To Samusl Huntington Dickinson, the 
donor of this endeared structure, we ex- 
press our gratitude and affection. We 
gladly accept your noble gift. We are 
greatly moved by the generous heart 
! which prompted it. We are mindful of 
your loyalty to birthplace and to home, 
and within your laurel wreath shall be 
our prayer: "Lord keep thy memory 

The Historical Address by Charles 

K. Morton. 

Fully appreciating the value and real- 
dark September day" in , izing the perishable nature of the records 
of the towns and cities of this 

Little did Sally Coleman think on that ! ancient 
dreary march to Canada, that in after 
time she would be the wife of John Field 
and her descendants be found among the 
merchant princes of the land. Canada 
Wait never dreamed in her wigwam hut 
in far off Sorel, that she would be the 

mot her of the frugal Smiths, who in later ' law is complied with. 
time would scatter charity and learning- In view of this, and also for 
lavish hand. Captivity Jennings,, pose of erecting a memorial 

commonwealth, the legis- 
lature passed an act directing the 
towns and cities to provide fire- 
proof receptacles for those records. 
Later, the office of commissioner of pub- 
lic records was created, and it is now the 
duty of that officer to see that the above 

the pur- 

with a lavish hand. Captivity Jennings,, pose or erecting a memorial to the sol- rmil^tincr 
although silent like her sturdy father, jdiers from Hatfield, the following action ° 

carried light and sunshine to her Brook- J was taken at a legal meeting of the in- 

4d home. 

habitants of the town of Hatfield, held 

are well 
y of at- 
\y which 
e intern. 
; depart- 
ap of the 
ct under 
, certain 

11 phases 
tely pre- 

3tyle and elegance in dress has long March 21, 1892: Article < 8, tc fiens :i cue }d for all 
en the fame of Hatfield women. Asjipw?? vv:ll build a Memorial hall, and ' 
,«rly as 1G73 six Hatfield women were] make an appropriation for the same, 
admonished by the court at Springfield! It was voted that the town build a 
for wearing silks, and on this very site Memorial hall, which shall include a 
whereon we stand lived Sarah Williams room for a public library, also fire- 
in a queenly way, with the Williams prpof apartments for the preservation of 
crest upon her silver ware, and her houseuhe records of the town, and appropriate 
richly furnished with high back cherry' the sum of $5000 for the building of the 
chairs and carved oak furniture, and the same, with an annual assessment of 
crimson velvet paper on her parlor wallr* $1000, and that the sum expended in 
was a w r onder m its day. Fragments olj constructing the building shall not ex- 
that paper are now treasured by one or\ ceed $5000 on the part of the town. 
our thrifty housewives. The following named persons were 

The faculty of our women has always, chosen a committee for building Memo- 
been regarded by us with admiration, rial hall, viz. : Joseph S. Wells, Rev. 
The assessors ofJ;he town in 1772 taxed Robert M. Woods, Charles K. Morton, 

vucy Hubbard upon her "faculty" valued, _ ' -v^^Vi'r^ 

it 15 pounds. ( Wm. H.Dickinson, Benjamin M. War- TieaiCine 

Much might be said of the filial affec- ner, Charles A. Jones, Alvin L. Strong, 
tionof Eunice Williams-, of the intelli- Henry S. Hubbard, M. J. Ryan, Jacob 
gence and stately grsce of Mabel Part- Carl, John Vollinger, John McHugh, Jr., 
ridge, the faith of Rebecca Dickinson, William D. Billings and Samuel P. 
the maiden "gown maker" of the town, Billings. 

The committee immediately procured 
plans for a building and purchased a site, ther Serv- 
They found the appropriation insufficient' 
for a building to enclose the space reacted that 
Samuel H. Dickinson was asked, or it 
as suggested to him, to supply that d«- 

who wrought righteousness and carried 
hope and cheer to so many households, 
of the tact and beauty of Hannah Lyman, 
the pastor's wife, and the many prayer- 
ful mothers who have scattered roses and 
forget-me-nots around their hearthstones. 
All honor to their memory. The mothers 

tion, who fostered and sent forth six- 
score and more soldiers to battle for in- 
dependence, should find a large place 
within our hearts and minds, and many 
of you Know the wealth of affection and 
sacrifice that followed the Boys in Blue, 
as they went forth at the country's call. 
The Veteran will never forget it with 
the lapse of time. 

Mr/Chairman and Committee :— With 
love and appreciation this dear old town 
accepts this memorial at your hands. We 

(lows the 
i the sub- 
ue of the 

">ces and 
) intern's 
i to these 
/e discus- 

the con- 
lems en- 
the out- 

and daughters of the time of the Revolu-1 ficiency. This he readily promised to 

do, and after very little consideration 
freely and voluntarily agreed to assume 
the entire cost of the structure. 

This he has done and now the building* 
modest but substantial, fire-proof and 
thoroughly built, awaits the acceptance 
of the town of Hatfield. 

You may ask what does the. town 
possess of sufficient value to wammt all 
this outlay of brick, stone and ir<^n? I 
reply, titles to all the land within its 
borders, locations of all the highways, 

ound by 
tance of 

w I 

lies and a complete chronological : record 
of the events and progress of 235 } ea j"s. 

Tue first settlers of Hadley camC Irom 
Hartford, Ct., in 1659, five years later 
than the settlement of Northampton. 
The planters who settled Northampton 
(Judd says) purchased Capawonk mead- 
k ow of the Indian owner in 1657. This 
USing gll they vote( j j n October, 1658, to give away 

full /-liier on four conditions :— 
mil Ul'^ lst Tne Hartford men are to settie 
ed two plantations, one on each side of the 
Per say ! river. 

1UI]| 2d. They are to maintain 
nru. 1 fence against hogs and cattle. 
1 n( i llOl 3d. They are to pay ten pounds in ^ 
wheat and peas. | 

Sta| 4th. They are to inhabit by next May. [ 

The real reason seemed to be that the 
a re Northampton people wanted the west j 
rinlim side of the river settled. Possibly they 
^ 1 rei wanted a settlement on the north be- ; 
i • tween them and the Indians, possibly be- 
Food QSni ] cause they had a premonition that we j 
+ t % might sometime be of use to them. 
ld.ll The rest of the land occupied by what 
was then the town of Hadley, was by i 

a sufficient 



shoul« e Se s rant from the s erieral court of lbe ' 

A^ er province of Massachusetts Bay. Now I . 
liness in'er that the settlers on this side of the J 

er 1 river had no idea of being regarded as an ' 
COoke' outlying district, a suburb of Hadley. 

, J the They directly began to do business on 

bered . their own account. 

i • hips Four months before any town meeting 

Whin i 8 recorded upon the east side, a side 

Le th meeting was held June 14 1660, in what 

lts § r ' r is now Hatfield, and here began the re- 

t 5 OI corded history of this town. The first vote passed was to build ai 

1 for | fence fromGoodman Fellow's to the land- * 

^^nak U lng - plaee 


Nathaniel Dickinson, the ancestor of 

the donor of this building, was the lirst 

; -age 'recorder. Side meetings were now held 

•r i frequently. Votes are recorded locating 

11 ne S On " highways and boundaries, allotting land 

u„ p. , and house lots, the latter always on con- 

Utl 5 'wher dition that a house shall be built within a 

rp<;nr • specified time. 

icop^ im g Apdl ^ 166£ ^ - yjte ig recorded that 

ters ( ! n0 planting lai.~ Eaall be let to anyj 

DrmSj Indian who is re an int abitant of the i 
table J town, sbowinf l_i. at first the settlers 

are u were a t peace wit- the Indians. By a ! 

ba ^singular coircl^c^je Beniamin Waite's 

name appear celec ed by the same meet- 
ing, to pound, Lc;ses, cattle, sheep and 
hogs, what later was called field-driver. 
We conclude then that some of the. 
pailj i n di an s, those who were inhabitants of j 
the town, rented and cultivated land; 






! Id h 

and we open upon the peaceful scene of j 
our forefathers and the Indians hoeing) 

art] v corn in South Meadow, side by side ; and 

Benjamin Waite, the brave old Indian 

musi( ee Tab ri hter of later years, whose valiant deed3 I 
we have inscribed upon enduring bronze, 
was then engaged in keeping off the ' 

Jan. 1, 1667, this vote appears: "For- 
asmuch as complaint has been made to 
*s< of great damage that Las been done 
in the meadows by running of races in 
the mowing ground and other land in the 
street. Thereby much time is spent by 
children and servants without the knowl- 
edge of their parents and masters. Pen- j 
alty — Two shillingH and sixpence for j 
I each offence. 

it is now evident that the measure, 
then adopted for the eradication of that 
evil, was not sufficiently vigorous and 
severe for its complete accomplishment. 

At all events they had race horses and 
I doubt not good ones, and believing 
strongly in heredity I should expect to 
find that they, or some of them, were 
bred by Nathaniel Dickinson and Captain 
Isaac Graves. 

November 6, 1668. A committee of 
five were appointed to provide a place for 
the being of a minister and provide for 
his comlortable maintenance during the 
winter. Same meeting a committee to 
draw up a list or transcript of timber for 
a meeting house. Meetings were now 
held as often as once a month. During 
that year votes concerning the minister 
and the meeting house were passed in 
every meeting. The work of providing 
timber and the labor of construction was 
apportioned out. 

December 3, we find: "Whoever is le- 
gally warned to work upon the meeting- 
house and cometh not, shall pay his pro- 
portion of day's work that he neglects." 

Side meetings were now becoming 
monotonous. I should have noted that 
September 3, 1663, we find this vote: 
"Whoever is legally warned of a meeting 
and shall not attend, shall lorfeit one 
shilling; or be one-half hour late or de- 
part before the end thereof, shall forfeit 

Similar votes were passed three times 
during the next 50 years. 

June 24, 1776, the town "voted to in- 
struct and direct their representative to 
the General Assembly to use his endea- 
vors,, that the delegates of this Colony be 
advised that in case the Congress should 
think it necessary for the safety of the 
American United Colonies, to declare 
themselves independent of Great Britian, 
the inhabitants of the town of Hatfield 
with their lives and fortunes will engage 
to support them in the measure." 

May 17, 1669, Rev. Hope Atherton was 
called. I have recently learned that a 
family of this town are his lineal descend- 
ants. As the events of his life are sub- 
jects of history, I only notice that his 
salary was ac first 50 pounds a year, 
with'the use of a portion of the town 
land, the town building a house. Later> 
I see his salary is 60 pounds, two-thirds 
wheat and one-third pork. 

The people of Hatfield have always 
displayed rare taste and judgment in 
the selection of their miuisters, as is 
shown by the illustrious lift with which 
you are all familiar. 

Feb. 14th, 1669, what is now the old 
burying ground was purchased of Thomas 
Meekins. At the same meeting, a com- 
mittee was appointed to go to Hadley 
to dispose of unoccupied land, or make 
us a town by ourselves. 

The town of Hatfield wM iucoiporat- 
ed May 1, 1G/C. The first town meeting 
was held Aug. 8, 1670. Feb. 15, 1670, 
is a vote that is difficult to understand. 
We have heard thut there were vigorous 
preachers in those days, that they waged 
war on error and in fidelity, and that 
their style was vigorous, but we can 
hardly believe thai a pulpit could be 
worn out in two years. Isaac Graves 
was granted the boards of the old pulpit 

for niaiuiaiuiug the committee that came 

robably 'from Massachusetts Bay) 

"to decide the difference between fladley 

and us." The difference evidently was 
not decided at that time, for later the 
general court was petitioned for a settle- 
This transaction would seem to We a 

iple one, but I suspect that Capt. 

ac made a fair bargain in exchanging 

trd for boards. It was a busy building 

eriod in Hatfield, and sawed timber was 

n demand. Thomas Meekius owned the 

-aw mill and grist mill in town, 

standing on the site now occupied by the 

Shattuek Gun shop. 

The town then protested home indus- 
tries. Thomas Meekins was granted by 

| the town voted money for the poor in 

: Boston that were suffering in the corn- 
ea a cause, probably during the occupa- 
tion by the British soldiers. Forty 
pounds were raised for the company of 
minute men, and also voted that a com- 

1 mittee wait upon Rev. Mr. Lyman and 
present to him the thanks of the town for 

t his sermon delivered last Thanksgiving 

] day. 

In the earliest history of the town, it 
was the practice to send year after year 
the same representative to the general 
court. I find the following resolutions 
addressed to the Honorable John Hast- 
ings, who represented this town 20 yep^s 
or thereabouts. 

"Your appointment to represent us in 
the next general assembly is a proof of 



t of any 

vote of the town, the privilege of cutting c our confidence in your ability Dmpn |- or 
all the timber that he could saw, upon and integrity. Notwithstanding this r 
the unoccupied common lands belonging confidence we think it may be ' 
to the town. About this time the tow, j grateful and serviceable to the 
voted to take measures to prevent the H? ^( community that we give our opinion up- [i have a 
habitants of Northampton from cutting ofl sundry matters." Then advice fol- : 
timber upon this same land. The time r lows. heads Se- 

when Hatfield people should give their The argument for frequent changes | 
wealth to build up Northampton had not S now made is that it educates the peopie. ill accept 
yet arrived. It would seem, however, that those who I " 

The records from Aug. 3. 1673, to July, : stayed at home were familiar with the pate edu- 
1677. are missing. Oct., 1677, the first progress of events. Remember it was at ] f 

record of fortifications appears. A r tnis time that the "Paver Gods'' came in- C Only lor 
vote apportioning the woik of biud- to notice. Oct. 5, 1790, 175 men, women ii 
ing the fortifications as agreed upon, i and children named, were warned to de- > ue\ eiop 
showing that . this much sought after infor- . part from the limits of the town. ^^^p^. 

The warrant sets forth that they csmeP^ 1 UIiCIU 
into the town without the town's consent. + par v, nr 
Of course this was only a provision of the LC(1LIi U1 
old law to prevent those people from ac-~ rlena in- 
quiring what is now called a legal settle-" ^ 
captivity of the previous month they may\ nienc. The wholesale application of the law » n j- chiefs 
nave been in an unfinished state At tb would indicatt that the town was less de-' 

meeting it was voted a»id agreed ?irous of increasing the numbers than of >ndeavor. 
i in town shoved go in his ■ improving the quality of ks population, 
turn and garrison the mill, -receiving for- In Ma ^' 1892 ' tnere were 703 in habi- energy ll 
that service one shilling and sixpence for tants in the town of H&tfieW, 36,fj;eehold- 
24 hours." 

Passing over much tha.t is interesting, 
we approach the Revolution. July 29 
1774. it 

mation about Ibe fortifications, must have 
bee? in the lost records. As this vote) 
was not to repair or extend, but to build 
as agreed upon, leads me to believe that 
possibly at the massacre, burning, and 


"that every man 

Is will be 
urish his 

was resolved iiTtown m"eeting7oJ l ° wn ' we cometo what is sti'l, to many L , 

consider the question of the disuse T of ] ° f 7°.V.' ancient history, the war of the-Hie Wfien 


Passing over seventy years of meetings, 
showing the growth and progress of the 
town, wecometo what is sti 1 !, to many. 

articles of British manufacture until such 
time as our chartered rights shall be re- 

Rebellion. » , ., 

Note this article in the warrant of the* ie details 
first town meeting, during the war, its 
September 21. 1774. voted "that the ] similarity to those votes passed at the be- :nonstrat - 
selectman be directed forthwith to pro- ; g 1DnlD g of the war of the Revolution. ■ jj ^ 

cure a sufficient stock of powder, lead 

and flints. John Dickinson chosen dele- J town will take in relation to the alarm 

gate for the town of Hatfield to meet at 
Concord to consult wita ihc, ether dele- 
gates what measures are best ana mo ' 

May 6, 1S61, to see what action the 

ing condition of our eountry. Voted, 

to raise five thousand dollars for bountiesg^ed 

for soldiers. Toted, that the town will 


advisable for the Province to come in to. h provide liberallv for the families of such artinS" of 
at this most critical day." June 12, 1775, as volunteer. ' & 

a number of the most prominent citizens 
of the town and others whom the com- 
mittee might suspect of being in ; mical to 
their country are admonished "to re- 
nounce Gen. Gage as a governor of the 
province and pay no regard to his proc- 
lamations, and are directed to join our 
countrymen upon all occasions indefens r 
of the rights and liberties of America." 

July 12, 1776, 85 pounds, 10 shillings, 
was voted to induce 15 effective men to 
enlist and pass muster to go and join the 
Northern army. Dec. 2, 1776. seven shil- 
lings voted for a drum for the use of the 
town. July 1 , 1779, 500 pounds voted fqr 
the selectmen to Drocure shirts . -> _ c 
and stockings for tm tinentai a 

I should have noted t a Jan- ' 

This first to wd meeting was a samples are not 

of the rest during the four yeais of the , . , .,, 
I war. At the beginning of the war in tlllS Skill 

April, 1861, this masim was observed. . . 

"Old men for counsel — young men fo^ainrng tO 
_ war." 

The board of selectmen that year were, 
! Moses Morton, Roswell Hubbard and 

Lemuel Oooley, all men of over seventy 
! years of age. Their administration was 
• a successful one, but finding the duties 
I too arduous, they declined a e-election. 
In 1862, William H. Dickinson, John 
i T. Fitch and Reuben H. Belden were 
, elected selectmen, and served during the 

1 war. 

- -— \ 

*•-•'?. Their efficient services in securing en- 



devt medic 
enc(iship tc 


• listments, their fair ana Honorable treat- 
ment of volun'.eers, and their prudent 
and skillful management of the financial 
interests of the town are matters of his- 
tory. So guided by selectmen wise and 
patriotic, sums that seem to us incred- 
ible, voted for bounties, liberal provis- 
sicn made fcr the families ot volunteers, 
all who purchased substitutes re-imbursed 
by the town, and what was best of all, 1 
the money was assessed upon the polls 
and estates, collected and paid as they : 
StitU/ent it 5 went along, and the end of the war found 
the town, as it stands today, without a 

as h*ch is til dollar of debt - 

Never was a man with limited time and 
slight experience confro ted with such a 
deluge of material. I have sriven you 
fragments of this voluminous, but honor- 

thechenee< ab ;fT°? d ' , . 

v 'It has been my purpose to show you 

thes^TSTadl what I have read upon every 

& J no bi e character? of our ancestors, first, 
r)ro pram W se-tiing ihe wilderness and rescuing the 
F i ' lapd from a savage foe, fighting for the 

l915 3 a independence of~tae colonies, building 
0-7 . meeting houses, school houses and help- 

■L fltpols in ting to frame a government of the peopie 

■« and for the people. 

T- ne P ro F It would have been interesting if I' 

j could have told you of the ratifying of 

at ■ lLa 5 Ci - the constitution of Massachusetts, the 

r- , 


HFSt the same saving been audibly read and com- 
WO > mented upon article by article in the 

Hatfield Places 
oard of Instrv.ctk 
on Safe; Valuable 
Antiques and Old 
Records in His Care. 

T IS doubtful if there is a to 
the State which has a more ii 
-r clerk than Levis H. Kin- 
serving as town ( 
of Hatfield since 1905. Hi = 
the town dates longer, ho r ' 
he has been an assessor f Cl- 
ears, though one wouldr 
to look at Mr. Kingsley that he 

enough to have been a - 
cial for that long period, as he 1c. 
^j'arter century younger than t! - 
years to which he confesses. He 
splendid example of the the< 
good-natured people never grow 
or at least they age ve: 
he looks ahead to many more : 
as town clerk, for did not his j 
cessor, the late William D. Billings, 
serve for 47 years? 

Vnluable Antique*. 

The town office of Hatfield 5s located 
n the Samuel Dickinson Memorial 
<j Building. - 
his office, becomes custodian of the 

j families of the town. And, too, though 
it is not in the book as a part c t 
clerk's duties, both Mr. Kingsiey and 
'3 have clone a vah 

• f »pOSeS m town meeting. 

Lb l We point with pride to our ancest/y 

j.^p.S to the brave, self-sacrificing, God-fearing men, 
1 . thrifty, but just, .frugal, but generous. 

|U e 3 meetir Their" influence and example have goie 

^ .• out through the length and breadth of 

u~ - n tlOn ( the land. They have left us this goodly jvalu; 

flip i-nt-J heritage, may we. our children and our of antiquities which have been given 

oie m ^^fo^^^--;^ of th -^tc 

, 10US SOU trust. 

,j r rrrnc\ ]Letter from ***' Par tridge of Milwaukee 
""■' ^ U 505 Cass St., Milwaukee,' 

erns jucte J ^ Q e sotn, 1892. / 

yOl . . ^My Bear Mr. Dickinson ■. Daring the many 

ir estinic years in which I have been a reader of 

as * r i tiie Hampshire Gazette, no copy of it has 

"pilll. given me greater satisfaction than that of 

be f i Tuesday last. Tour noble and generpus 

yecondj Sgift to the town of Hatfield fills me with |e 
qua..- _ _ so much pleasure, that I must write and | 
:Uire an \^ e \\ you of it. I hank you *s a towns-: 
pen. u v t u e man > I thank you as an individual, for 

p. uy Lllc ^ bbj^Pt is one upon which I have be- ~.\ 
the s rP p> ^ -stowed so much thoaght and cherished 
ia so mar_y hoboes that this act of yours 
^ e has a lcomes to me a^s a personal benefit. I be-- 
iieve, too, th<rt many others, who felt- 
Or Spital. similar desires, but had not the power to 

if. ' realize them, will feel toward you the 
the riird, th.€? anie grateful emotions. I thank vou alatu 
is a descendent of Nathaniel Dickinson, H 
Table 4 * D( * * * eel justified in thanking you in be- 
iaif of his numer ous descendents, scat- 
ered as they are t hroughout the world. 
' congratulate you , I congratulate dear, 
)ld Hatfield, upon what I hope, beg.ns a 
lew era in her history: for I do believe ! 
his noble example will work for noble 
Aims and action iipon all the young men 
cornel], uo* on the stage, ^nd upon 
those who shall come after them. 

I remain with sincere respect, and all | 
best wishes, very truly yours, 

Samuel D. Pabteidge. 


Hatfield Tonn 

Clerk and A< 

orl< in the presi pher. m addition to hfis wonderful | 

it town. Thorn- ability v it ,1 to ' 

R selves of old families of the earlyi'liis young brother, -ho was' 

a settlers, both men took the keen In- often ; anion on trips in seai 

sst one would exped of them to in nf material, he taught n-.r use of the 
g ill' /hich gh back. to the time camera so thoroughly that the town 

UJ-When on the book recording the rnoi .j*clerk has in his office a very line ajadON 
ownship there x ollection of pictures ^hich 

he took many years ago when the 
i imera was far from common. Espe- Uping tO pro 
cially uncommon were pictures of the 

When on the b 
tuary records of the I 
arc such entrl lain by the. ta- 

in the South Pasture," "Knocked 
on the Head Dm Ing the [ndi 
Early records of Hatfield h 
repaired and I so that Mr 

quality which he took, and though theP? makes the 

' of 

m readily show the full ac- fo"ear,s agx>, so we'll werfe u><- y handled? practlC- 

tinting which was kept nearly three - fcthat they still retain all of their shaxn- 
ituries ago. And in going over thfc [a ' tail, atid ihcre is no tracel 

| names of the old days one is struck by of fading. One especially fine picture L valiiPihlp at 
the great change which has taken jof Hatfield is that' which was taken u V£UUcl uic <*l 
place in the names on the voting- list, booking toward the "Jenny Lind tree," [ntem faik to 
All of the old names of the so-called 'under which the Swedish "Nightingale u 

"JRiyer Cods," the Mortons, Graves, [sang when she visited this section on usabilities and 
Hubbards, Dickinsons, Kingsleys, Bill- 'her honeymoon. 

irigis and many others, the men who,: some Ancient Records. tO him. 

as sturdy 'pioneers .built a sturdy town Many of the entrie3 ^ hich Mn 

yiOngsley point, out in the ancient tfth year prO- 
rceords are mighty interesting. For .£ ^ edura- 


3 and 

largely replaced by immigrants from 

Poland, whose names in many cases 

combine a bewildering collection of x's 

And all of the first settlers 

instance, there is in the records of 

1812 an account of the town allowing rHrol has real 
Seth Field .$3,50 for taking care of 
n Biblical names, Gideon. the Rrst "hobo" to visit the town, 
Simeon, Zachariah, Obadiah, Seth, El- I said -hobo" having; been stricken ill 
hathan, Eleazar and Abraham, while | whiIe soliciting aims at Mr. Field' 

Seth, El 

Mr. Fields .required the 

. in their stead today appears Stan- j home. The old records state that he 1 

Jjislaus, Wencelas and Walenty. j waa «a sick man who was provi- On tent of the 

[■] If, as has been often stated, every- < dentially cast there." Hatfield, the, . 

pithing travels in cycles, it is an ex- j home of Sophia Smith, founder of iiened. HI the 
jjplanation of the river towns. First { what has grown to be the largest _. , 

j: came the pioneers from England, then ' women's college in the world, was- StUQent and 

| about two centuries later a large Irish 1 one of the very first towns In the 

population, who took over many of the jtUnit 
farms where the ground had been 
broken from the forests by the first, whit 




encourage the j 
g of y'vvuig] wom$n, a thing , 
n the early days was not ^ 
settlers. Then a considerable number {.looked on as at all a necessity. In ( 
of French from Canada and many Ger- : 1800 there appears the entry, "voted 
man families. And now the Poles, [that the girls be schooled four months 
Lithuanians and Hungarians vastly; this summer," and 10 years later, 

9 "voted that the girls be schooled five 
j months this summer." 

In speaking of Sophia Smith, who 
I Mr. Kingsley well remembers seein 

outnumber any other race or races. 
Brother of Famous Artist. 

\$T£ igVa brother 
the kite -Eibridsre Kings! %y, peril.:-: 

the foremost artist in wood engravings days, he says that Austin 
that America produced, was l - ( ffrst a bachelor brother of Sophia, 

hools do not 

lave the con- 
sure the high 
year should 

enter the church in his 

a d necessarily 


childhood jiat adequate 


printer. He learned his trade in the | woman hater. He saw no use for pj. TArifhir-. the 
i printing shop of the Star Printing them at all in tne general scneme ' umi UlC 

( Company, which at that early date^of things and, according to Mr. King- [tnpr/ medical 
i was located in what is now Cohn's sley, Austin would turn over in his 
j Building on the„corner of Main and 1 ) grave if he knew that the money he, 
f Pleasant Streets, Northampton, and left was being used for the education 
j which was conducted by his brother, ^ of ^omen. But Fate played one of gdical deQTee 
i Elbridge, and Charles Ashley 'Snow., her strange tricks. Sophia's will . 
i His brother was at that time just a^named Austin as beneficiary and his )letlOn of Cer- 
i plain printer, having learned his - trade i will'. was in his sister's favor. Austin j 
< m the shop of the late Henry S. Gere, c died first, and the many thousands of tie internship 
J publisher of the Daily Hampshire Ga-; dollars which he had accumulated in 
l zette. Later he. went to New York .-the old days when the tobacco was. 
j city and studied wood carving withLpacked in great hogsheads and floated , 

such instant success that in a short down, the Connecticut River to the. 
. time he had been awarded a prize by sea. went to Sophia, aud throupn the 
the French Academy and the annual advice of her- minister, the Rev. John 
Paris Salon. Practically all • of his N. Greene, she found Smith College, I 
work was of views in the woods and perhabs the last thing in the world j 
. valleys of this section, and he traveled her brother would have wished, ac- j 
1 I in a cart which he had had construct- cording to Mr. Kingsley. 
j ed especially for the purpose. It was Anent prohibition, there is an entry 
j much on the plan of the vehicles used in the year 1791 which shows that the 
I fay some of the auto camping parties town would not have taken kindly to 
jof the present day. the present day situation, for Henry 

; j Elbridge Kingsley was a skilled pho- Wilkie is given permission to take 

of hospitals 

that Bed expe 
yearaand no I 
mediready of] 

Foe. It is t 
no laany inst 
to taresidenti 
accej 3 may fir 
educan of the 

Fifnay be I 
degre: ] 

let-dJ tstoH \ 

Samuel Dickinson Memorial Building in Hatfield in which Town 
Clerk Kingsley has his office. 

Ollt tlspitaiS the shingles' from one of/ the town 

buildings which was being torn down 

oix. OI tlie to cover his malt house. The shingles 

, f. . ( in those days were the hand shaved 

men 1 Sell-mfc affairs, of _ selected wood which lasted 

may ldequa about *! lonff />s r a©'e* sfate roofing *q 
today. vVilkie, some of whose d 

that i whicr 



oid in t g» 

ndan s stiI1 ]ive in Hatfield,. was a 
!sl&n. 80 ldter in the army of Bur- 

i marches - , ,.-,, v ~ u .-.--. - Ui v 7. ■ f_r-~ Bos 

atient^ton, aitfi 


Jfe A 

,.. at the' Kattle of Saratoga 
e elected to remain in the peacfc'-*^ 

., uun, «xv he disastrous {fefea't It ha ; e 
,. " F fered 

'imedia J*: 

Whof atte] lul mtifa town and, using the recipe 

1 he had) learned in his native town, of 

fifth y! Dresd Hesse-Cassel in Germany, he showed 

the good people of the town what a 

reSpOirsional' fine fieyetf£« a good beer was— 

1 with [the result noted *hnvp 

in the: m th^ 

knowJmg pr 

Tnx on. Kdiiculion. 

The higher learning was taxed in Hat- 

'plolfghshare some years ago and which 
shows plainly over the left eye where 
the tomahawk of some cruel Indian 
struck and killed her during one of the 
numerous raids in the early days of the 
settlement. But the prizes of the col- 
lection, so the- Smith College girls say, 
- are the cradle Sophia Smith was rocked 
in £fhd the bonnet she wore to meetings 
in the old church. The writer noted 
that a dozen pieces of electric lighting 
glass globes were in the bottom of the 
cradle and upon being asked the reas-.rn 
for this,* Mr. Kingsley replied : That.3 
to keep the Smith College gir.'s cut of 
the cradle. "Why they'd have It broken 
in no time if I didn't keep som; glass 
in it. Eve^y one of 'em that* comes 
here, and that means hundreds of them 
every year, wants to get into the cradle 
' where the Hustrious Sophia used to he 
put to take her afternoon nap?." 

Ami kivt b-ift r-r i- ;- 

mentioned, as sohiewhat 

of Mr, K.'rgs. ty's good-nature J ij 

the sigt. he has on his safe. During 

f the latter days of his predecessor's 

.t-mu e Of ofl'ce an attempt was made 

lone night to crack the safe so wr.efl 

Mr. Kingsley took charge he put on 

I this roiice : * 

"Bold, Bad Yeggmen : Take notice. 
No money or jewelry kept in this safe. 
To preserve from fire, nothing but very 
?e | old records and papers- — of value to no 
Thecal prai' davs » and in one case a slave which one but the Town of Hatfield. 

was owned by a brother and sister. "It is not burglar-proof, any fool, 

''.jointly is taxed to Widow Ann Field .with a rusty shingle-nail, can open it: 

J and Medad Field at "one-half negro so don't blow it up, nor damage it! 

i each." but save your dynamite and all further 

The collection of articles of long aga (-trouble.- The Truth. Attest :— L." H. 

v.hir'h is housed in the Dickinson Me- Kingsley, Town Clerk." 

iinprial Building, though not a large one, ■ 

contains some fine china, some h 

j tiful pieces* of pewter, flintlock weapons 

of colonial times, hoop skirts an 1 other 

old-time attire, and a skull of a white 

woman which was turned up by a 

field in the early days, for though 


[ it 

COUrSCStimuh young men of the town were :<t: 

J encouraged to go to college it v. ; 

neCeSSUloUS Ithat they should pay higher ta!xc.s 

. i , they came back than did the 

Wltn 1:.0 Clete yeomen who, spent their lives i 

r ; n ^ , thf*\r fleId * aml forests - In 17T2 [t c 
l,iiic. , Liicy ' no ted that one resident was tax 

acceptwith tlf f °" nds ?°? uSW**'-' fi bein f 

± title under which the college graduates 

in2* aVOnS an paid a part °^ their annual tax assess* 

^ ment. Also, slaves were held in those 

n o a 
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The society met last Monday evening i Our readers will notice that we 
and chose the following officers for the ! m ade a classification of our county news. 
building committee on our new chapel: Hereafter towns on the east side of the 
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Carl, Mrs. Silas Connecticut river will be under the bead 
Dwiglit and Melvin Bradford. The of Eastern Hampshire, and always, when 
ground has since been broken and the possible, oa the 8th page. This will en-! 
stones laid for the foundation. , aD i G our readers to find at a glance the Is the best 

town that is wanted. We propose to 
TA\TT T APV S 1.Q«Q * have the towns appear in a given sequence, 

eJA-MLAtix o» loo*J. which we shall base on geographical or 

. . — 'alphabetical considerations as seems best. 

The weather continues to be a marvel. \ 
The winter is almost half gone, and yet *™. F. Kmgsley saw our notice of 
o-round is as bare as in midsummer Mr Bradford of Conway, whose family 

Yes- t'P ^ lie ceie ^ ratefl Braaford's cheese. 
:le remembers that cheese, and such 
but f6r the almanac one would not dream >&eese! Nothing like it these days. He 
that it was midwinter. Last Sunday rain Jjsed to let out cows to tne Brad fords at 
fell here during most of the day, but on & for the summer season, and take pay 
the western hills the ground and the trees m cheese at $6 per 100 pounds. For 
were covered with ice, the rain freezing as many years he took 200 pounds of cheese 
it fell. The ice disappeared yesterday J year That was along back m the first 
without injury to the trees. But let nc half of the century, but he still keeps 
one think that there will be no good cole -cows ,, now ^ inte ^^^ &d -,^ niz : n „ the 
winter weather. It never has failed to cai a tt 5~ "~"»- ^liaentS, iccugllizmg me 
put in an appearance yet, anc 
surely get it before many days, 


and mud is deep in all the streets. 

terday was a mild and springlike day and 

the next 
Dn of the 
tal proce- 
sed, some 

id we shaih anta g es f an internship, paid for such 

The funeral of Caleb D. Bardwell yes- 
terday afternoon was largely attended. 
Most of his comrades of the Grand Army 
from Hatfield were present, as well as l 
several from Northampton. The foot of K 
the coffin was draped in a flag. There • 
were many beautiful flowers. Misses 
Margaret, Mary and Frances Woods sang 
"Crossing the bar'' and "Jesus, Savior, 
pilot me." Rev R. M. Woods was the 
Dfficiating clergyman. The bearers were 
D. W. Wells, A. L. Strong, S. W. Kings- 
ley and C. K. Morton. * 

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*ase in 


Wedding in Congregational 
Church in Hatfield. 

Well-Known Farmer Dies 
at His Home. 

Charles. Lemuel Graves, 59, died su ^" .mpn+o 
denly Sunday night at his home in Hat- meniS 

3 field. He was born in Hatfield, August^ must 
21,: 1&47, : the son of Samuel and Diantha 
Bunce Graves. He was a highly success- The 
ful farmer, one of the first to raise onions 
as a commercial crop in that town. As a ^"-COn- 

■ young man he gave his attention to. the 

L cultivation of tobacco, but had. not grown i their 
any for. a long time. He was, however. I 

i( a packer of the leaf. He was married q| OD- 

Fannie A. " 



November 11. 18G8, to Miss Fanni 
Hamilton of Winchester, N. H. There is 
one daughter of this union living, Mrs 
HATFIELD, June 30— A church George Wri-hi of Hartford, Ct." October - f „i 
wedding took place last evening in the •■?, 1880. Mr Grates was married to Miss b P 1LcU - 
Congregational church, when Ruby Susan Wing of Salem, who survives him. • • „ 
Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J He. also leaves- a son, Edward C, a stu- clVlng 
Bardwell of Hatfield, was married to dent in Wesleyan universitv. and a daugh- 
Albert Joseph Chidester of Sempronius, < ter, Era Wing, a student in Smith col- Ot ex- 
N - Y - * He formerly was principal of lege, and a sister, Miss Jennie Graves of , 
Smith*%cademy, Hatfield, and is now | Hartford, Ct. Mr Graves bad giveifmuehn nOS- 
mstructor of mathematics in Paw- ; of his time to public service in his native _ 

The r. town. He was often chosen moderator of )OSe OI 
the town-meetings. He was tux collector 
for three years, 1882. 1883 and 1884; se- is 
lectman from 1894 to 1898 and again from 
1902 to. the present year, and served as j;ter of 
auditor from 1898 to 1901, inclusive. Mr 
Graves was a member in long standing in jarjnn 
the Congregational church in Hatfield, ^ LW * 
but had for several years been an adher- a o/4p 
eat of the Christian science church in V cluc " 
Northampton. Private funeral services i i 

will be held at his late residence at 2.30 ^ ana 
this afternoon. 

.~-.* mhuj ^ui u^uiaiiy u.uinig tne intern- 
./"" "ryiOuJ 4.1 ttt* ' " I 

Miss Mary D. Fairbank gave an inter- 

[sting talk 'before the Real Folks in the ! 

(Lrlors of the Congregational church yes- ; 

ferday afternoon on the work of the mis- i 

lionaries among- the Mohammedan worn- I 

India. She has been stationed at , 

for the past six years. She ap- 

and had with her «i , 


Smith- college in 1904 and taught one (to illustrate her talk. She also san 
year in Smith academy, Hatfield. oral soups in the native tongue. 

church was decorated with laurel, ever- 
green and ferns, the altar being com- 
pletely banked with green and pink. 
Rev. Mr. Manwell of Whately offi- 
ciated. : 

The bride wore a gown of white 
satin, handsomely trimmed with 
duchess lace, and a veil caught with 
orange blossoms, and carried a show- 
er bouquet of white roses. The maid 
of honor was Miss Lula Chidester of 
Sempronius. sister of the bridegroom. 
Arthur Bardwell of Hatfield, .brother 
of the bride, was best man. The brides- 
maids were Misses Marian and Louise 
Billings, Misses Laura and Ruth Bill-' 
Inga of Hatfield. The , ushers were 
Homer Bardwell of Hartford, ^Conn., 
brother of the bride; Lindol French 
and Herbert Davidson of Pawtucket 
and E. vLangdon Graves of Hatfield. 


en in 

.After the ceremony the bridal party 
:;n ' a reception in the home of the ipeared in costume 

The bride was graduated from number of articles of dress and adornment ' 


Of Mrs. Alfred H. Briar, Who Pied in 
Hatfield, May 2*. 












The wedding of Miss Emma Louise 

Cail, daughter ©f Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Carl, 

and Dr George L. Johnson of Morris- 

iHer sisters and friends she loved ibest. « town, N. J., took idaoe at the home of the 

bride Tuesday afternoon at 5. The minis- 
ter was Rev. R. M. Woods, and the ring 
service was used. The bridemaid was 
Miss Adelaide Greene of Uxbridge, and 
the best man was Dr. J. Samuel Stage of 
Newark, N. J. The wedding march from 
"Lohengrin" was played by Mrs. Robert 
Russ8ll of Easthampton. The bride wore 
a gown cf white silk with point d'esprit 
overdress, and carried bride roses. The 
brideiraid's gown was of white muslin 
over blue, and she carried yellow chrysan- 
themums. At the reception which follow 
ed the wedding (he bride and groom were 
assisted in receiving by Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl, Mrs. Johnson, mother of the groom, 
of Madison, N. J., and Mr. Munson of 
Madison. Boyden of Northampton catered. 
There Were about 75 guests present, in- 
cluding people from Madison, N. J., Spring • 
held and Northampton. There were many 
beautiful wedding gifts, and the groom's 
gift to the bride was a diamond sunburst. 
After the wedding trip Dr. and Mrs. 
Johnson will take up thei: residence in 
Morristown, N. J. 

(Written by Mrs. Geo. <B. Doppman and 
published by request.) 


Side OSe c Gone* from thii'world and its sorrows 

c . To that home where the weary find rest. 

OI S«:e lilt Deaf to the voice of 'her loved ones, 
„t,„„ Who call and entreat her in vain 

cnarprac To retu rn to the home that is dreary 

COUler S] ThemoDths an , d the years will roll on-j 

nrnv ward 

r ' And never again will you see 

shmiThe form and the face of your loved one,, 
A CC7 Who has crossed the perilous sea. 

al r^ree from life's hardens and crosses, 
rj^, i At rest with our Saviour above 

-1 Mete She's waiting to welcome her dear ones 
r ,i . In that heavenly kingdom of love. 

IOr tr* im|(At last, ■when life's journey is ended, 
And your iSpirit from earth has fled 
You'll meet where there'll be no parting 
Nor farewell tears will be shed. 

uona^ oi 1 1-* i .- M i ■ i o ...^. - — 

educl c '>»»-•*< s- HATF1ELD - / f '* 

, There was a large attendance at the re- 

COlllC> t eeption given to Rev and Mrs Irving A. 
*i Flint last evening in the parlors of the 
aDOVi Congregational church and a pleasant 
evening was enjoyed. Refreshments of 
sandwiches, cake, chocolate and coffee 
were served by the women of the church, * 
by Curtis Bardwell on the piano 

societies., KeeiuTTinerestea in anything 
was furnished during the evening calculated to improve the welfare of her 

native town. She was much interested in 

the study of genealogy and had done a 

xx a nvc-r-cvr -rs I large amount of original research along 

±lAiUlJiL.jj. j tl ^ s !j ne i^ 1G funeral held at ihe 

home at 2.30 to-morrow afternoon. 









\ Native of Hatfield and Active 
Worker for Its Advancement. 

.Mrs David Billings.' 51, died at her 
home at 5.30 yesterday morning of can- 
cer. She had been ill since last summer, 
but able to attend to her duties until about 
a month ago, when she was taken to the 
Dickinson hospital in Northampton, re- 
turning home about a week ago. Mrs 
Billings, whose maiden name was Emma 
Electa Porter, was the daughter of Mr 
and Mrs James Porter and a direct de- 
scendant of Samuel Porter, one of the 
v first settlers of Hadley, and of Ichabod 
Porter, one of the first settlers of Hat- 
5 el< ?o~£ he was horn iu Hatfield February 
o, 18oS, and had lived there all her life, 
taking an active part in all the life of the 
town and in the activities of the Congre- 
gational church, which she joined in 187(5 
She was a graduate of Smith academy in 
the first class to graduate from the ms# 
tution. 1876, .and taught in the academy' 
for a time. She was married to David 
Billiiigg .November 8, 1883. 

Besides her husband, father and mother, 
she leaves three children. Miss Ruth. Da- j 
vi,l Porter and Maurice Dickinson, all at 
home, and three sisters, Mrs M. B. Wade 
of Springfield Mrs F. M. Padelford of 

tt L$x re \? nd J$l? s Ch arlotte Porter of 
Hatfield. Mrs Billings was a woman of 
fine character and kindly disposition, full . 
of spirit, whose loss will be felt in a wide 
circle. She was a member of the Real 
ft oiks and its treasurer for a long time, a 
j worker in the Sunday-school and mission- 

RMNG. MAY 1. 1911 

Mrs. James Porter 


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Hatfield Was Her Home for 53 


HATFIELD, Ai.iil 30 -Mrs. Sarah J. 
' Porter, aged 7*8, died this morning 
[o'clock after a short Illn4ss of pneumo- 
She was born in Ei ■■;■• I I, April 8, 
L8.13, daughter of Alvln and i .\ dia 
Randall. She was marrleid Nov. 9, L856J 
to James Porter. There were born to 
them four daughters, of whom three 
[■are living; Besides her husband she 
- Mrs. N". B. Wade of Snriftgfield., I 
Porter oJ New fork] 
and Mrs. P. M. Padelford of Pall River. 
One sister, Mrs. S. F. Shumway of] 
Ghicopee, id living. Mrs. Porter was i 
a member of Hie ladies' benevolent so- ! 
and served as president, secretary ; 
and treasurer during her membership 1 
in the Congregational church. She wast 
a resident of Hatfield for 53 years and 
s many friends. The funeral will 
be in the home Tuesday afternoon at 
2.:!0. and Rev. Irving- A. Flint will of- 

■ » iiniiH'i iTiAo to. aim 




*cial tech- 
5 medical 
\ents upon 
dical edu- 
ncing im- 
reater ap- 

j Well-known Resident of Hatfield Dies in n ~ cn^^iol 
His Lifelong Home. iC ^pCCldl- 


i married." ' n 

He was clerk of the parish for 35 
| years and for a number of years was 
\ a member of the church committee. P 

ser num- 

Well - Known Resident of j He z**}" 1 ??™ ^ " De * c ° n '' Porter n ?\v visual 

k | to his death, although he ceased tor; Viauai 

Hatfield Passes Away in i! hold th *} ,° mce a number of years j- r™ . 

His Home. 

. ago. Of late years he served as a 
J trustee of the Northampton Institu- ; i • i 

c\ tton for Savings, the largest savings ^0. IIS OD- 
,! bank in the county. • •** ■.. ■, 

Jj He was married to Miss Sarah Ran- ' JVledlCai 

HELD TOWN OFFICES i da11 - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvan , 

ti Randall of Enfield, Nov. 9, 1856, in 1V4Z, all 

{the home of the bride's parents, the 
Ci ceremony being performed bv Rev. Dr. :d 3. Satis- 
Had Always Lived in Same I Robert McEwen, at that time one of . 

House; Built 160 
Years Ago. 

HATFIELD, Dec. 2 — Deacon James; 
Porter, aged 86, died this morning in 
his home. Ha was born in Hatfield, * 
in the house : : n which he .died, Nov. 
30, 1828, the son of Jonathan and Electa l 
(Allis) Porter. He received his early 
education in the public schools here 

the leading ministers in that part of in2f, they 
the State. Mr. and Mrs. Porter cele- , ° 3 

brated their golden wedding annivers- \q q Well- 
ary in 1906. The house in which Mr. f 
and Mrs. Ported • lived has been in 
possession of the Porter family for 
more than 100 years. It was built j-qq- niedi- 
160 years ago. f 

He leaves besides his wife, four L Pr i nr | f nr 
daughters, Mrs. David Billings of Hat- ^ CiiUU - iUi 
field, Mrs. N. B. Wade of Springfield, f U~~ it ic 
Mrs. F. M. Padelford of Fall River LIiCI u lb 
and Miss Charlotte Porter of Detroit, t ,• i 

Mich. The funeral will take place Fri- UCailOndl 
day afternoon at 2.30 o'clock in the • • 
home, Rev. Irving F. Flint officiating. ySlCian tO 

and in Williston Seminary, Easthamp 

ton, returning to Hatfield at the con- tf UilL :iriirm^.^l)eOmiieia 01 Practice and, 

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elusion of his school days. He en 
gaged in farming and following that 1 
occupation until shortly before his 
i death. 

He was prominent in the public life 
of the town. Many years ago he served 
one term as a member of the Board 

of Selectmen. For more than 20 years % 



n ™ r con- 

member of the School Com- C W p pn<5 Arm^^ ^hp Nar 
He was a leader in the Hat- OVVCtJpb MLI Obb Jte INcir- 

he was 

. mittee. 

field Congregational Church, in which 
; he was a teacher in the Sunday school 
| for more than 50 years, and was for 
I a number of years superintendent, 

serving in that capacity when he was 

row Section of the Val- 
ley and Blows Down 




subject t( 

Conditio! $25,090: 

j . ^.Vsveh tin 



The storm of Mond 
u Inch was of cyclonic for*, 
deal of damage in this.. 
North Farms, West Hatfh 
Hadley sections suffered 
the (lima ire is estimated 


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a fi e 



lid a 








l he 

most an] 




The severity of the storm was 

barns and fefl^scb barns were 

blown down, tree* uproo.ed. and great 

tfnantities pi limbs twisted off many 


The most serious loss to any one per- 
son was that which befed Oh-ith-s Jag- 
CeptS acb ei " °' &&*& Farms. whose stock barn 


idea that 

•was b'own down, involving the loss of a 
i number of ca'ttle and two horses t'hat 
~ i.e iu ..sea therein, fblnea of the 
■ horses were saved and three or four of 
• iihe cattle. The main portion of th? 
barn, in which there was a large ouan- 
t : ty of hay. was blown <'ver upon the 
cattle shed, so that the animal wer? 
suffocated before they could be reached. 
The Jager house also differed some- 
what from the force "f rhe wind and 
seemed in imminent danger of collaps- 
ing. It was rocked to its foundation by , 
the -ale, and a considerable amount of 
plaster was loosened fiom the wads. ' 
r JPhe barn was a large one and the loss j 
to Mr. Jager is Likely to amount to a-| 
considerable sum. The barn c st sev- j 
eral thousand dollars. .Mr. Jager had [ 
just left his barn and Avas running info ! 
t'he house, wiben the w.bul came down i 
with 'terr'b'e force and the barn seem- 
ed to crash into the cellar. There 
were six horses, one cow and two or 
there We: three calves in the b:<rn. Mr^Jag'r 
summoned help as soon as possible and 
were extricated. Reams 
eir backs and two of tbe:n 
down by large beams across 
These had to be sawed. 
torses were badly hurt a id 
not be taken from the ruins, as 
backs are injured. Four were 
o^nly slightly bruised. A cow was tak- 
en <>ut of the ruins, bauiy injured. For- 
tunately Mr. Jager had IT cows in the 
yard. Trees were blown down around 
the house and limbs weie scattered over 
the lawn. .Several buildings at North 
Farms were more or le- s damaged, but 
1 See TarJ Tlf)t serio " sl . v - Nathan Abbott's barn 
had half the shingles • I down off from 
one side. 


•Serious damage was also done in 
North Hadley, including the destruction 
of tobacco sheds owned by C. H. Rus- 
sell. Louis Kmond and 1. R. Hibhanl. 
Louis Kmoud's corn < rib was blown 
(liwir and the wdgte pole of bis house 
was started from its position. Two 

tobacco sheds on tthe < .rry place, own- 
ed by Hiram F';i-inan. and a shed on 
the J. R. KmoM.l v\t< ■ were partial!? 


Increase i\ 
The Ci 
the Ame 
of hospit 
tained th 
in the m 
number < 
338 hosj 
were 37"; 

in 1939 
4556 resi 
The m 
three yei 
risen to 
cies); an 

from their foimuaiions aim 
isted. A large tree near the 
j church was blown down and broke in a 
portion of the roof of Mrs. Ellen Bur- 
nett's house. A chimney was blown 
from John YVhalen's house. Richar 1 
Nolan of Northampton, who was driving 
in Hatfield, had an exciting and danger- 
ous experience in getting to the lee of 
the nearest building, his rig. bang 
swept Completely around by the first 
force of the blast. 

J. R. Hibbard of North Hadley wrs 
driving in an automobile in tihe v cinity j 
of Nor^h Hadley when the storm struck 
him. The machine was almost power- 
less to make headway against the wind 
and was almost lifted bodily from the 
: lound. He had much difficulty in 
reaching a place of shelter. Doubtless 
-there were many people who went 
through similar dangerous experiences, 
but no cases of personal injury were re- 


- The path of the storm was about an . 
eighth of a mile wide and it swept ; 
down from the west. At ^Yest Hatfield j 
it blew down two 'tobacco sheds, one for | 
Joseph (i oilier and one for George Be- J 
poldt. At Chestnut street it blew down 
one for Frank Yollinger. two for Stoug- 
Bros.. one for Fred Sche.-pp, and 
We Gore; at Main street one 
James Bardwell tnd one for Mrs. 
1 loss .is h 

one f ot- 


•t at X- 

the horses 
were over 1 
were pinner 
their nocks 
Two of the 

( 2 See Tabl 
of fellowship? 

0&ra Dickinson. The tota 
Limited at $12,000 to $15,0*50 
-The cyclone Jj>eemed £° st ' ai 
Farms. It took a sweep half a mile . 
wide to West Hatfield, where 'half a 
dozen tobacco barns were leveled and 
then went north of Hatfield and after 
crossing the riyer blew down bams in ; 
North Hadley. There was a dark ; 
^ cloud that came up suddenly and then j 
there was for a minute or two a terrific j 
"wind that took everything before it. On 
tin- outskirts of this storm the wind 
\ came in severe gusts a rd with the wind 
j was a severe hailstorm. The path of 
I the storm can lie 'traced in the woods 
J between North Farms and West Hat- 
field, where trees had limbs av reached 
off and trees were b'own down in a 
clearly defined track. 

Trees suffered in West Hatfield, b it 
! no houses were damaged. The store' 
j took a course directly north of .Main 
! street in Hatfield and seemed to ap 'ear 
j a;ain across the river in Nor.h HadLy. 
, Where Hiram Fairman's immense to- 
Ijbacco barn, as long as a bridge acres; 
the Connecticut river, was moved six 
inches on its founda tioiis. 
1 Mr. Fairman lost a smaller banr, 
winch went down, valued at 2j>lftKl 
d hennas Russell and dohn Hihbard e eh 
I lost a barn, valued at from $1000 t> 
$1200. John (dark lost several hen- 
houses and trees in the village were 
blown down and limbs scattered. 

Tlhe sti-rm started with a slight sw i ep 

1 through the ledges between Leeds and 

, Mi: .aim burg, d . ees were b'own d-.wn, 

telephone poles were toppled over and 

the signal system on the electric 

and telephone lines were short-circuited. 




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This kept the red lights burning &ux\ de- 
fayed curs. At the l&ges ; < conductor 
attempted to feleph uc and received a 
shock that nearly kmccked him dun. 
Several of the telephone lines be6sve£« 
ih s city and Williamsburg have i> 
(Hit of commission, the poles along th 
ledges being blown down. A block wa* 
hUToOfed in Ilolyoke and much otiherU 
damage done. 

and Mrs. Anna Eldredge. Next wat 
candy booth; prettily decorated with 
Japanese lanterns and pink and green 
crepe paper. The candy, which consist- 
ed of most everything in the line of 
' l )lhome ^made candy to tempt the crowd, 
was attractively displayed before the 

people and was sold by the following n 
ladies, Mrs. A. J. Bonneville, Mrs. M. ^ Oppor- 
John Smith, who was sleeping in tire 3 B - Graves. Mrs. K. McLeod and Mrs. jp er cen f- 

tipper story of the ; Cbnuell block on [ Roswell Billings. One of the most at- 

i!ic coiner of Lyman and Chestnut 

.streets, Ho'yoke. the roof of which was 
blown off. was awakened by a brick 
falling tihirongh and striking him a 
glancing blow on the head. Piper's ex- 



tractive booths was the fancy work Umber of 
booth where fancy work of all kind?, L 
such as pillows, dolls, doilies and bags there 
of all descriptions were sold by Mrs. 31. 
Crawford, Mrs. J. E. Porter, Mrs. Eliz- 
teana was unloa<r'ng some barrels a abeth Abbott and Mrs. I. A. Flint. This 
of snpar in the rear of the block at the booth wag p rettilv decorated with white 
store owned by James Sullivan. A i attice work with pilrple wistaria e n- 

3 otf I twined in and out. Next came the white 
apron and handkerchief booth where all | 
^.ikinds of dainty white tea aprons and h us C ri a p. 

kerchiefs -weref. 

in t 

a rtj ; ..iid fell, striking the wagon and break- 

leaA j^or t ;, le sideboards. The block will be 
... damaged by water, as the rain had free 

tt?\ access after the roof was blown off. L da i mtl1 ^ , worked ^ndkerchieis ^re 
ill'! Across the river in South HadVy * sold by Mrs. E. M. Graves, Mrs. G. A. bltalS Will 
' Falls the shed at the Landers bifcgj't, Billings and Mrs. Roswell Hubbard. , i 

yard was blown down and other dama*» -Next came the mystery and cook book - 11CCU uc 
done. The loss is estimated to be about £ booth, presided over by Mrs. C. K. j n turn 
$0000. Damage was also done to 'h? Morton and Mrs. C. E. Hubbard. Dast, ' < ' 

buildings of the Lynch Bros' brick 1 but not least, for the children, was theses ill the 
yards amounting to several hundred d;J- grab bag which took the form of a 
lars. The shed at the Sprinsrdale park ^Chinese laundry, where the children 'Om these blown down and a wagon owned by ! f - uuc i m uch enjoyment in getting their Vf ,r<\^n^ 
the American express company was * i., mi drv in mvsteHous lookino- nackases. re P ldCe 
tipped over in front of the Deane steam 
pump company's office. In Sp: inflate 

chimney was blown from a lions ^j EHen Waite an d~Mr s! Henry^Pelham , tioil that 
owned bv Giie Geissler at the corner ot. , . . • M 

,'. ' ,* tii^+c ~^a *+,„ «'ini -» '"who were dressed m Cninese costume, • 11 •, 

Main and \ ernon streets, and the wind i . •.«..' , , i ' Vlll Dlace 

and hail removed the windows from the clothes of Chinese make hung along a F 1 ^^ 

block owned bv Minnie Adams on Yer- D line over the fair .heads of the laun- U heads. 
Eton street. The windows were also I dresses, but their business was too well 
broken in a number of other houses. V patronized and they were obliged to Cient and 


laundry in mysterious looking packages. 

This was presided over by Mrs C. A. rnust Or- 

Byrne. Mrs. J. C. Wightman. Miss 


At the OVonnell brickyard across the 

river the shed over the kdn 
down and the chimney of 
bouse was also destroyed. 

s estimated at $3000. 

was bown 
the bo Her-- 
caas^ng- a 

shut up shop at an early hour, much to j, , 

the disappointment of< the crowd of ; 1CC tea 
children. In the vestry were ,three lorn 


tables bountifully filled with tempting 
edibles, where at € o'clock, a hot chicken 

-—■—-j^pie supper was served for fifty cents, by 
an attractive corps of waiters and 

TQT4 waitresses in charge of Henry W. Carl. 










,de : 



Mrs. Carl, the president, took her j 
^K stand, welcoming the guests as they ar- loard for 
rived. Miss Marion Billings was ticket 
1 seller. Those -who had the supper in idy, after 
charge were: Mrs. Thaddeus Graves, . r — ; 
Mrs. Emma Waite and Mrs.- o 2 
Charles Wade (the three chairmen),p"| js 
The annual fair and chicken pie s-up- U w *' tlieir assistants, Mrs. C. E. War-J' ft " 
per given bv the Real Folks at thefj-^ Mr s. G. E. Morton. Mrs. Howard! J> £ 
Congregational church parlors and i J Beldeh. ; Miss Cora Warner, Mrs. W. W, -"5 



b c ' 


vestry Wednesday afternoon :and even- 
ing proved the usual great success. The rj 
fair opened at 3 o'clock in the afternoon 

;. Fh- & 
)0lI h -h | 

the church parlors. There were sii 
booths, the domestic booth decorated 
in green laurel, where aprons' of . all 
shapes and sizes and colors to suit even 
the most fastidious were to be found, 
including clothes pin aprons, tea aprons, 
kitchen aprons, besides dust caps, 
holders and everything in that line for 
tf 01 kitchen use. This was presided over by 
la Mrs. E. H. Field. Mrs. W. H. Belden 
serving m iu»v ^.0.^^,-^.^j ~— — 




Gure. Miss Louise Billings. Mrs 
Billings, Mrs. F. H. Bardwcll. 
SoO were served, the three tables being 
filled several, times. Guests were pres- 
ent from South Deerfield, Whately, 
North Hatfield, BYndstret. Northamp- 
ton. Florence, Hadley. Springfield, 
Orange and New York city. The pub- 
licity was in charge of this advertising 
committee. Mrs. Henry Carl and Mrs. 
Fred Howard, who helped for the 
BS of the fair by thei* placing 
posters in the Northampton stores, ad- 

t to 

I Of 

DAT, FEBTirAftY 25, 


i^me a sp< 

The remodelling by Malcolm Craw- 
ford of his. residence on Maiu street 
tie trainijha* made It one of the most comfort- . 
able and attractive of the houses of 
Itient CO Hatfield, which a many beauti- 

tiab^e hit fnl old dweHings. It is called the Perez 
■Morton place. He was a great uncle of 
v three m< ^ rs - Crawford. Under the direction of 
Architect Kail .-& Tutuani of North-. 
I ltS teCilJamptou the house has been restored as . 

j. south, is a covered poreli with a brick 
3?)1 5"j floor. The front stoop is built of brick. 
iB iTlie front entrance has a Dutch door 
leading into a quaint and attra: 
j colonial hall of small size. The con- 
j tractor who made the alterations in 
the house was C. W. Whiting of North- 
ampton. The alterations included a 
kitchen, pantry and storage roo p 
modern construction and convenience. 
Modern and up to date plumbing Was 
installed by O'Conner & Mc-Grath of 
iinptooi. including lavatories up- 

^neral pi 
\*ld to w 
l Some h< 
r a three 

ainiriS" I *^ ien occu l J i e d by Camillas Cbapin. Six 

& t old fireplaces have been restored as in 

f*me OI ij-;eolonial times, four of them being re- 

-, -builr. This and all the mason work was 

Silt Wnen . done hy Michael Duleski of Hatfield. 

i/ailable c^ wo °^ tJie fi re Places are capacious 

. stairs and down in rooms used by mem- 
j bers of tbe household end guest-. Be- 
;^fore any other alterations were begun 
the whole house was raised and a cel- 
lar was built under the whole of it. 

it was in. colonial times. It is not known , 

when it was built; but it probablv dates 3 Thls w , 01 * ™* m T charge ° f Pefe * Tu ^ 

back to the French and Indian period.- 

Samuel D. Partridge in his remin- ! 

iscences of Hatfield in his bovhood in S 

the early parr of the 19th century say. H 

ft was then a very old house. It was |other smaUer chimney Wlfh ^° fi 


to raise the. mammoth chimney contain- 
ing four fireplaces and measuring' about 
fourteen feet by six at the base. An- 

enough to take four foot lot 


places was raised. The house is heated 
by steam from a Simmonds boiler. The; 
cellar is cemented to the ground 
and has brick above that to the sills. 
There is a cool vegetable cellar sepa rat- 
ed from the rest of the space 
cement wall. Two unique features of 
I the underground space were designed by 


There is 

at iriOthe cranes have been hung in all of them . ^ 

reSSlOn til* ^ equipped with dam- l^ ^ • cement floor ^ 

reSSlOn m per8 . The rooms contain a large amount U ^ ^ of tfae Uz ^ 

-riodsof ^ f . Very . 1,eaiUl V: tf WneUmg ™i\ other is the bulkhead entrance, which 

wainscoting . All the woodwork of hag ^ constrncted incli . 

cllhng tO painted white and the papers are repro- ; concrete g0 tbat a T 

ductions of colonial patterns. The dec- 
BSldency 1 oration was done by G. I. Davis of ': 
(Northampton. Mrs. Crawford devoted a 
large amount of time to tbe choice of 
SO lookin ^" ' i'tit-^ 111 * llL( * CousuUcl. spec. 

Jiu Boston. Springfield and New Haven. 
" r .er IOlir j Tbe rugs and draperies are chosen to k 
I1« , j match and all exposed pipes and radia- 

timg 10 | fors are t i Dj:P( j ^ h arm ouiou< colors. 


; VS and h! room. In the electric lighting fixtures, h 
~ the colonial idea is also carried out. | 
ne 10 illj Those over the mantel in the living j, 
iT-»rr rr-»ov room are in the stvle of old fashioned 

J.n8; mail . , __ • -•.-. -, a* 

° ; brass lamps. The reception room has "" 

easily pushed in and out. It is in the 
center of the steps, also of eemen 

| wide enough to interfere with the use 

!'of the steps. 

(larv of tl( ne of the finest features of the house 
' 'is a corner cupboard in the dining 


The newly elected trusts - 
Smith Charities, who are Albert I 
Allen of Greenfield, J. Walter Nash i 

V. particii an indirect system of lighting, from an -j Wifliamsb 

jr , . J overhead fixture in the center of the ofc th is ch. . 

/£ IlOSpitcl r oom surrounded with glass pendants a Wednesday afternoon, by the board of 

and Geo. Wright Glaj 
after their own eiectior 

n ung mai 

such as were common a hundred years 
ago on lamps and other ornaments. 
L 'at this V(j Many of the pieces of furniture, mir- 
1 [rors and andirons are family heirlooms 

n first ha(|of generations back. All of the door 
j knobs are of glass in colonial pattern. 
; An exception to the colonial treatment 
:has been made in the den at the south- 
east corner of the house, which has tbe 
1 walls covered with Burgess leather and 
upholstering of the furniture in brown 
leather. Old sheds have been torn down 
at the rear of the house to give an un- 

eleetors. met later in the day and elect? 

J ed Mr. Clark successor to Daniel W. 
Wells, who had been president of tlv 

~ board of trusteed, having been annually 
elected to that office sin Mr. 

Wells, declined re-election as he feit 
the '2o years' service he had given the 
institution entitled him to a relief 
from further duties in connection with 
the. institution. 

During Mr. Wells - administration the 
funds have increased from $1,170,570 
f • $1,488,942, in spite of the heavy an- 
nual payments to beneficiaries and 

interrupted view from this room toward outright transfer of to Smith' 

the Connecticut river and Mt. Warner, agricultural school. So long 

At this corner of tbe bouse, on th • funds are not allowed 

as th 


od wnrL of the management is better terms of the win to modern conditions, 
Pi si*»>u in the wise extieaditure of funds [ n tin* amicable settlement of which 


Ihj on hehalf of those who may be aided by| Mj 



had his share. Mr. 
them than in the increase of amounts. Wells married Hannah A. Beldefl 
and that this work has been large is evi- Brad street, Hatfield, who died a few 
denj from the tofUl expenditure on be- years ago. TftMfre are two children, 
half of beneficiaries the past year of Reuben F. Wells of Hatfield and Mrs, 
f2!V2do. There could hardly have been c. E. Cowan of Bolyoke; and two 
a man whose Interest and heart were grandchildren, J*a\id Field Wells and 
more in this work, and beneficiaries Chester Wells Cowan. 

i received in the form of sympathy ^ promotion of Geo. Wright Clark r 

Hud kindly advice from Mr. Wells that? from clerk of the institution, a position 0I an dC ~ 
which was of much encouragement and j ie he id 30 years, to that of president is f the more 
value to them, in addition to the mono- j fl we H deserved and fitting promo- 
There have been four pre f nm upon w*hieh his friends heartily 6en-r be eSSen- 

gratulate him. His long experience a! , , 

the institution made him both the logi- 'Olind and. 
cal and a highly-qualified candidate for nf all 

the office. The continued good manage- enc y OI dii 

lj» presidents of the Smith Chari- 

since the establishment of tho.iu- 

Istitntion in 1848, who have been, in 

■ order of their service, Osmyn Baker 

George W. Hubbard meut Qf the b [s mQre an j 

st J of Hatfield 

p 1 '! 

Luther Rodman of North- 
ampton and Dwight W. Palmer of Ani- 

Daniel W. Wells was born in Hat- 
held, April 17, IS42. the son of Elisha 
and Louisa Field Wells. His occupa- 
tion before his election t$ the office he 
y, now relinquishes was that of farmer. 

and lie has continued to maintain his 
residence on his Hatfield homestead. 
For the first 15 years of his service 
at the Smith Charities he drove tof 
l 4t | Northampton every day. and was al-^ _" 
v • most never absent from his post, \ J- < 
x\ though the conditions of winter madoO"^"^ 
perfect attendance a more difficult thing 
than it has been since the advent of the^ 

assured. Mr. Clark was in the Hamp- 
shire County National hank before go- nd to dlS- 
ing to the Smith Charities, and before 
that was employed in McCallum's dryaiese more 
goods store and in the- office of the Wil-^ initial 

Hams manufacturing company. George- "- n l mLi<:U 
S. Swift, who has been assistant clerk-y jo ^ part 
a number of years, was promoted to the/ ^ 

office of clerk, succeeding Mr. Clark-ay be, the 
Mr, Swift's successor has not yet bee; 

JUNE 7, 

j_i_ _j. 

urgeon first 
-~ble him to 
— .^he is pri- 

. -is a whole. 


a trolley line. Mr. Wells is a veteran 

He has Helta his .home "on Main "street in celebration e thought, 

•an ofy 

ie 5231 

iV the Civil war, having served in the 
Hi Massachusetts regiment 
ai various offices of trust in his 
b town and has been a director 

First National bank of Northampton 37 

ars, holding that office at the present 

A£.time. In politics Mr. Wells is a Dem- 

: ' ocrat. and was elected in 1SS3 and 1SSI 

to the state house of representatives. 

He is a trustee of Smith academy in 

Hatfield, and has held that office ever 

since the academy was founded in 1ST2. 

Mr. Wells has been deacon of the Hat- 

F) j field Congregational church ever since 

! 1S72 


Major. Charles S. Shattuck entertain- to the de 

ed a party Saturday night at dinner at 

native j of his 75th birthday. A musical program c ianS with 
th. :' was given in the evening by Miss Mar- 
garet Woods and Miss Mary B; Woods., ve become 
The guests were Admiral F. A. Cookf 
of Northampton. Rev. and Mrs. I. A. ltributioilS 
Flint, Mr. and Mrs. U L Pease. C. K. . . 
Morton. D. W. Wells, J. H. Howard, md HI any 
Mrs. It M. Woods, Mrs.. Thaddeus .1 i-rc 
Graves, Sr.. and .Mrs. Augusta Beals. Sarily Clllil- 
Next Sunday will be observed as Ofcil-k* ^ nr fi nn 
dren's day at the Congregational church, u I1CLiun - 
and parents who wish to have their : Jp notable 
The town offices he has held children baptised are requested' to notify: 
, — j include those of selectman and treasur- the pastor, Rev. Irving A Flint, at -their knowledge 
I er of the board of water commissioners • earliest convenience. The services in the ■ 
j ever since the board was established 20 morning will be largely taken up with; they been 
J years ago up to last year, when be re- j exercises by the children of the Sunday- 
1 signed this office. Mr. Wells was one! school. International Cross and Crown -Ulld. ! 1 he 
'of the trustees of the Smith Charities j certificates of attendance will be pres-1 », .,,. 
; two years before he was elected presi-j- cnted to all scholars of the Sunday OI brilliant 
p'dent. The mounding of (Smith's agrb j school who have received the gold pinsrli op rv pH 
L eiiltural school was one of the unusual -j The Real Folks will meet in the Con-- 1 / seiVCU. 
T incidents connected with Smith Chari- ! gregational church parlors Friday af- E ng Jy COm- 

within the administration of Mr ^ ternoon and will be entertained; by Mrs. r o / 
1 ", ,, - ; - . . - • . . . , . y "j I. A. Flint Mrs. F. H. Bardwell. Mrs. 1 

1 Malcolm Crawford. Mrs. A. J Bonne- 1 
iiie and yirs. F. P. Pease. 
Miss Elsie Gore has returned to her 
home on 'School street after an abs -nee 
since last December. She has been visit- 
ing in New Bedford and in Maine. 
Miss Frances Woods has returned 
i from St. Louis. Mo., where she has been 
been many ques- Aching the past year, 
adaptation of the - - <■ ' '■ 

w much interest. This school was opened 
b in 1908. in accord with the provision 
v. of the will of Oliver Smith that the 
s Smith school fund should become ayaib 
table CO years after the death of the 
h testator. The maintenance fund con- 
ktinues in the hands of the Smith Chari- 
jhties and there have 
! lotions concerning tlu 


AY, JUNE 29, 1914. 

i (Miss* Nellie Gore, in Springfield. Miss 
; Nellie accompanied her home for a 
few weeks' stay. 

John H. Day, agent for the Chevro- 
let Motor Car company of Flint, Mich., 
has sold a touring car . to Arnold 
! Pease. He has sold Mr. Pease' little 
runabout to a Mr. Henderson of Green- 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McLeod, their 
three daughters, Doris, Helen and Mil- 
dred, and son, John Porter, and Mr. 
and Mrs. J. E. Porter, will leave in 
Mr. McLeod's seven passenger Ste- 
ven's* Duryea automobile for Crescent 
I Beach, Tuesday, where they will 
\ spend the month of July at their cot- 
tage. The two maids and Mrs. Wells 
ffiieency and success yhe later be- will go by train. 
came principal of the building. She , Miss Marjorie Day went to North- 
Qualified was also promoted to the principal- ampton Sunday to spend several dai s 
^ J ship of the Parsons street building but ^with her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Day. 


JEIatfield friends and relatives of 

Miss Mary Allaire, daughter of Nelson 

1 the SUCC( ^ a ^ re °f Elm street, are much pleas- 

i . v ed to learn that she will be principal 

i tnesis oa of the ne ^ eight room s<chool building, 

S It IS i: which is to be completed in the fall. 

either OT ^ ss Allaire has been an efficient and 

* successful teacher in the schools of 

1 Cent of tl Easthampton for the past sixteen 

• r ii years or since 189S. She went there as 

1 ties IUliy | a teacher of the primary grade in 

* leffe of Si tne Brook street building and through. 

& her erfiicency and success yhe 



V, A QUal for the past eight years she has been » The meadow road in "Great 

/* principal of the* Maple street schools. r set" has be"" 

WlOSpital. In all these years she has* never asked H the records*. 

tWho is rec 

principal of the* Maple street schools. ' set" has been laid out and will go on 

for advancement. Easthampvon greatly [] Miss Lucy Webber is caring for 

Mrs. Frank Heiden and infant daugh- 
ter of Porter avenue. 

Miss Esther Gore is at home for 
the summer vacation from her studies* 
at Smith's agricultural school in 
Northamnton. __ 

•The body of Richard McGrath of 
Hatfield was fcjund floating in the 
Connecticut river back of Howard's 
3tore Saturday afternoon about . 5.30 
mediate family, with the exception of 5 o'clock by George Geise, while in bath 
a sister, Mrs. Brennan, in Northamp- ; ing. He immediately -notified John Day, 
.ton. are all married and live in town,] John McHugh and Arthur Bardwell, 
Iiqualined ! there being one brother, Alfred Al- 1 the latter bringing the body ashore, 
ruhare in I laire ' of M* a ™ street, and two sisters, ^ r - 'McGrath had been missing since 
"„ . . M,rs - Dayid Mullany and Mrs. Will v Thursda ^ morning:, when he started 

trH J2 £ ,? r iam E. Lynch of Elm street, there for work, being employed by James 

regrets the loss of such a valuable and 

nice. In 2 faithful teacher but it is our gain. The 

Teachers' club of Easthampton gave a 

eilis Specif farewell reception in her honor Friday 

.'£& j ! afternoon and presented her with a 

inC aava beautiful china chocolate set with sil- 

rrestolentS vei s P oons ? to show their esteem for 

her as» being one of their valuable 

members. She makes the change that 

she may be with her father. Her im 

ir{uired foi 
irMl of th< 

s _ 


fore her interests would naturally cen 


■£' 5j of sending out such successful teach 
ers and be able to get them back. 

He does not intend to return 

Boyle on his large tobacco farm. H& 

ter in town. Hatfield should be prouq had been working previous* to Thurs 

j day and seemed in the best of spirits. ( 
' How and where he go£ in the river is \ 


St £ ^l'§ i there ' 
;_>-'§ S3 | Airs. Delaine Curtis and daughter 

e.-fi SP 3 ' & «h (Mrs. Goggins, with her chauffeur, Ifeve 

[been guests of Mrs. Curtis' sister-in- 
Mrs. Fred Bardwell, motoring 
D o/tjj \ .-from Manchester, N. H. They went 
I -6 & .t - rom nere to Boston where they will 

j u y 2 "law, 

AusJ and 

not known. Medical Examiner Seymour 
of Northampton was summoned, who 
viewed* the body and it was then placed 
in charge of Undertaker Rale ; gh of 
Northampton. Mr. McGrath was 41 
years of age and is survived by four 
brothers, Dennis, John, Robert ami 
James, and two sisters, Margaret at 
. jremain a few days before returning to I !\ ome ' and Mr * Thomas F. Burns of 
I * Manchester. ' Northampton. Requiem high mass was 

§3^ Mrs. Margaret Nolan and daughter, t said at St - Joseph's church at 9.15 this 
.Miss Teresa Nolan, went to Maple- mornm S- Th ere was a solo by John 
c wood, N. H., in the White Mountains, MlllJins » "Beautiful Land on High." I 
Saturday, for the summer. J™ Margaret O'Malley sang "Agnus 

Miss Elsie Gore has returned from a j P el "' TIle bea rers were Patrick Mul- ' 

several days' visit with her cousin, 

his par 
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bardwell. for 

lins. James Iviley, Thomas* Fitzgerald, 

Curtis. RnrdwAii "''John McGrath, Patrick Garvey and 

i with his parents^ Frank Vollinger. The choir sang 

ess: -» - ^%~ttp& -- «• - 

Geor S o Eberlein is at home for (JZ ""V ^^ " »«*«»" 

summer from San Juan. Porto Rieo. '" 

where he has been teaching the past 

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Horace Shumway, Former 

Stage Driver, Victim 

of Shock. 



found dead from heart failure in his bed 
at home on Main St., Monday morning. Standing 
He had returned from Swansey, N. H., 
iSunday, by autombile, with his sou, 
Fred G. Howard, and retired in good 
spirits and apparently in his usual 
health. He has had some trouble with 
his heart before, but his general health 
i was good for a man of his years and he 
i> spent some time working at his son 
r red's grocery store. Mr. Howard was 
born in Chester. January 8, 1841, the 
son of Cooley and Mary Stone Howard, 
and came to Hatfield 30 years ago fro.a 

HATFIELD, July 13— Horace Shum- 
way, 94 years old, died in his home in 
Prospect Street at an early hour this 

morning. He suffered a paralytic shock 1 Southampton, where he was overseer in 
Sunday and did not regain conscious- ■ the button shop of the National Button 
ness. - Co.. now the United Button Co., and 

During his early manhood Mr. Shum-* engaged in the grocery business, buying 
way was engaged in the livery business J the business of Charles R Burt. Hid 
and for 40 years drove the stage to and' place of business was at first in the 
trom the station, carrying the • i . t-» * ^ ** ^ 

When the electric road was completed! brlek f toi ' e on Prospect street tuat was 
in 1900 Mr. Shumway had to give up (recently burned. He built the store on 
his business, as the mail and passen- plain street 20 years ago and continued 
gers were carried on the electrics. Since .in active business until two years ago 
then he has done a trucking business. I last April hen llis - son Fred yrho had 

He was the oldest man in town and ; . , -. ... , . -, r , 

carried the cane presented to him bv | beeu associated with him, assumed full 
the Selectmen. He leaves a wife, for- } control. Mr. Howard enlisted June 2', 
merly Miss Myra L. Waite of North |1861 in Company C. 10th Mass. Yob 
Hatfield. The funeral will take place ; Militia and served in most of the Civil 
aftirnoc^! me ** % °' Cl ° Ck Wednesday ! war. He was made a corpora 
____— -— «~— — — land 

• i 

t \ 

e recog- 
many of 
;o certify 
) cannot 
m Medi- 
|n to this 
acic and 


He was made a corpora! in 18b-> 
a sargeant in 1804 and was dis- 

! charged July 6, 18b4, at the expiration 
of his term of enlistment. "While in the 
I army, he differed a sever attack of ty- 
. - phoid fever, but passed without a 
Horace Shumway, aged 94. the oldest wollnd> through 2o engagements. ' 
man in Hatfield, died at his home on 1 Am the bett er-known battles that 


Prospect street early this morning. He 
sufferd a shock Sunday, from which he J 
did not recover. Up to that time he 
enjoyed excellent health, and was en- 
gaged in active business. He has car- 
ried on a trucking business for many 
years and did some general farming. 
Up to the end of his life he took care 
** his own cows, and rose at 4 o'clock 
every moi% to milk ' Mc ' ^ umw ^ 
drove a stage 
town and the 

fortv years, carrying Ihe mail and pas- 
sengers. His coach was a familiar sight 
upon the streets until the carryiasr of 
mail was given to the trolley line about 
1900. when Mr. iShumway gave up his 
route. In his early life he was sexton 
at the Congregational church for sev- 
eral years. At one time he was the 
town agent for dispensing liquor. He 
was the son of "Horace Shumway. He 
: married Miss Myra L. Waite, daughter 

r - between the center of the 
ran^pad station for over 

he participated in. were Malvern Hill, 
Anteitam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, 
the Wilderness, the Spotsylvania, Coid 
Harbor and Petersburg. Mr. Howard 
was one of the last survivors of his 
company. He was a member of V*vi. TJ, 
Baker Post G. A. R., and was active 
in Grand Army affairs. He attended 
the national encampment at (Gettysburg 
two years ago. He was a member also 
tff Jerusalem Lodge of Masons, North- 
ampton. He was one of the selectmen 
of Hatfield from 1889 to 1892 inclusive' 
and was chairman of the board, most of 
the time. Mr. Howard was married in 
Springfield March 24. 1873 to " Mi*s 
Emily A. Billiard. She died February 
24, 190o. Mr. Howard is survived by 
two sons, Harry L. and Fred G., aud 
a daughter, Miss Edith Howard of 
Hatfield, two brothers, Myron C. of 
Florence and Fred L. of Springfieid; 

iat they 
the resi- 
gn in the 
for both 
but it is 
mcil will 
ive to all 
aed sub- 
is of gen- 
re unique 
i general 
> support 

a sister, Miss Mary J. Howard of East* 
of Ellis A. Waite, who survives him. j ^ n aQd fom , ^^cnirdueoj 
He also leaves a niece, Mrs. Charles [jj^g^ Eieanor ami Catherine, the 
Burt, of Plainfield. Funeral f rom th.i | " fSd ^ n of Harrv L> Howard and .\h 
residence Thursday afternoon at i.o'J. , f re(J ^ son of Fml G Howard.. The' 

I funeral will be held at the residence^ 
roil, at 2.:J0 and will b a . 
i iu charge of the Grand Army. 

CTGUST 10, 1015. 

ntific a 


hisworlM ^ Tobacco Loss in 

logic, ba 
tories wi 
for dissec 
plete pro 
for the he 

training C ^fcfl e little notice was taken o? tliej 

in a medi storm in Northampton yesterday after- i 

noon, rain, hail and lightning wer^ ' 

making havoc in other parts of the val- 1 

Nrnnhpr n ley " The tobac co district of Hattield and ! 
j\umutr u SoTth Hadlev was swept by a hail! 

storm aid more damage than the one 
in July, for the tobacco plants are 
much more mature and there is no 
possible chance that they can outgrow 
the effects of the hail. The north line 
of this belt overlaps the south line of 
the July storm and there are a few 
growers who were hit both times. It 
is impossible to give a list of all the 
growers in the belt, for ^t is of wide 
area and covers some of the best to- 
bacco land in Hatfield. About 60, 

I among them some of , the largest grow- 
ers in the valley, -were touched. Across 
the river, the section directly north of 
North Hadley, toward the 'Sund- 

'line, is the bait belt and some of the 
growers in town are hit. Many 

in - had hail insurance, but a few have 

Hatfield and Hadley 
Lightning Strikes 

-- _ ! .i heavy loss and no remuneration. 

Many Places— UnUSUal I The storm of yesterday came as a 
. j climax" to a most unfortunate tobacco 

Rainfall and Heavy Hail! seaion - The p lants w ere just 'beginning 

,to outgrow the effects of the long-con- j 
tinued wet weather when they were 
'beaten down by hail and from half to 
three-fourths of their value was taken 
in a very few minutes. The two hail- 
storms mean that tobacco in Hatfield 
and 2sorth Hadley has been damaged 
to the extent of about $50,000. 


Holyoke, Aug. 10.— Struck 

storm of a mile in width. The damage j 

Will th done has been estimated at $25,00. 

7\ hip tn -n Dama * e of nail and property struck by 

U1C LU P lightening is the story from many other 

3.11 resider ?*■ tIle sulTOlln, ^ug towns and reports 

indicate a much wider extent of the 

ibout om storm - 

In Holyoke 1.52 inches of rain fell 

entage C during the afternoon and in Williams- 

,i burg 1-2 an inch, making seven inches 

tiat tnerC a f la j n wn jch has already fallen there 

men to re durins Atlgust - 

ate medic Hatfield, Aug. 10.— The Brads^eet 
• j- ,i section and North Hadley, across the 
lb directl r i Ter> were visited by a hailstorm Mon- 
ence labc da5 a f tel * noon which devastated a stvip 
about a mile wide. The tobacco is par- 
SChoolSj 1] tially iuined. It is not easy to estimate 
L the damage, but It Is believed that it 
Drier plad will be from .$20,000 to $25,000. 
i _, I Dark clouds settled over this region 

lergrauUj about .3 o'clock and there was that pecu- k 

liar blue tinge to the atmosphere that 'i £??*?** t0 the Garh^buildin^, where! 
'<\ betokens hail. It soon began to fall -and 1 th * kghtaing came cose to snuffing; 
ealizeth the tobacco plants were riddled. The j out the h ™ of several occupants and j 
Cdlize tn &torm belt ig from ^ Xorth Hfltfield j gave at least 10 people a scare they! 

ation di- Station directlv east, through the mea- -, Wlh , lon - remember. The lightning 
(lows between Hatfield and Bradstreet, j strL1 f k th * ch ^ ue ^ and raced dowD 
and across the river into North Hadley. ' t0 ^ cellar hdiug the tenements with. 
Beyond Ncrth Hadley the storm seems \ ^ oko - * P, ? hs ^ 3" FJ 1 f sld i in ? i ou ; 
ave .pent itself, the section visited j the , t0 ? fi<)0r had P#:-teft the kitchen. 
being about a mile wide and five or >ix * ud » one on ™ a ±10nt room - aud to thl * 
miles in length. , Lact owes her escaj)e from electrocu- 

by the 
severest electrical storm of the year, 
Holyoke got a slight "idea of the dis- 
turbance created by seige guns yester- 
day afternoon when the city was bom- 
Wrded for more than an hour by light- 
ning and thunder with, the accompani- 
ment of a tremendous downpour of rain, 
and hail. The lightning struck the High- 
land engine house and a three-story 
wooden building owned by Morris Gar- 
ber at 40 Elm street. Bolts also put 200 
telephones out of commission, while the 
rain was responsible "for a7 number oil 
washouts, and the hail damaged crops i 
in outlying sections. 

In the Light of the storm the City ; 
.hall bell struck one. blow at 1.25. This 
[resulted when a bolt of lightning hit I 
the Highland engine house and came ' 
int.) contact Avith the signal wires. 

Within three minutes an alarm i 


les now 
; linics, ft ^o'Z 

sounded from box 40, calling the de- 

There were many intense lightniug 
flashes during this brief period and a 
barn belonging to F. P. Jones in Brad- 
street was struck by lightning, but was 
not set on fire. 

The hailstones were large and in the 
center of the tract fell thickly. The to- 
bacco is ruined for cigar wrapper and 
as a filler is not worth half price. The 

tion. The lightning scorched her hand 
and she fainted. 

Miss Cecelie Garber was in a room 
on the floor with her ha 

William Garber, who was dictating a 
letter. The lightning knocked a tin 
cap from a stovepipe vent in the ceil- 
ing and it flew across the room, just 
missing William, A streak of s 
darted through the room and then out 


i wind and in Ealling tar* the cor- 1 
• three-tenement house on) 

Till twE^Ei cirri is MC 1 1 1 :s 


[lts yearly 



i ■' ] 



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into the kitchen past Mr. ami Mrs. ^ v tjj 

Morris Gar.ber and disappeared throughly . fj 

the rear dour to the piazza. The whole/ th 

building shook and the plastering cmP* appOSIt€ C0Iuer ow *<* ** ^ledee 

the top Ho«>r was torn off and a hole JGrennon and broke through the wall on 

made in the roof. lA chemical rme jthc hird story into the apartment oc- 

quiekly extinguished the blaze. Sev- ci:j»; -d by Patrolman Frank Callahan. 

eial children in the house were taken 

out by neighbors. 

The rainfall registered 1.52 inches, L.idlow, Aug. 10.— A severe hailstorm 
and water stood five feet deep under which lasted about 10 minutes passed t 
the railroad . bridges in Cabot and 1 over 'Ludlow yesterday afternoon just tiySlOlOgy, 
Appleton streets, as the catch basins : hef ore 3 o'clock. Some of the hailstones ;_■ , f 

were unable to care for the flood. On picked up in front of No. 4 mill during u LU llitCL 
the Springfield road sand washed across the storm by Foreman D. M. JToung 
the hiauway and over the street rail-' measured one and three-eighths inches 
way tracks. A big- truck owned by in diameter. Windows on the north side 
a Sprii ghcio: fruit firm was stalled in of nearly all the houses in the village 
the sand. At another place there was h-ad glass broken. The worst damage 
a big washout from the street car in this line seems to have been done in 
i tracks to t^e river. Officer P. J. Gaugn- that section between North street andiat, II this 
' an, who had gone to Springelild in the: the Church of St. John the Baptist. In , 

police patrol with prisoners, noticed the property owned by A. H. BartIett| lcI1Lb > U1C 
the washout and reported them ,o the fronting on (North street, 136 squares] ~ t W^l 

of glass were broken. Houses on North, lUctLC 1CVC1 


Maple and Elm streets each had from'anches of 
15 to 20 panes broken. The Ludlow, .|i 

Company had men out immediately af-^S Will SO 
ter the storm subsided, putting in j-popLJnrr 


It was a freaky .stoim. It com 
menced like a shower that was going 
to let up within a few minutes, but ap- 
parently met mother. Then there was 
a terrific rattling- and rolling of thun- 
der overhead with the accompanying 
downpour. After an hour the SUtt 

broke through the clouds, but in 10 min- j Athol, Aug. 10. — In an electrical tO Spend 
utes another downpour arrived. It j storm yesterday afternoon the home oi 

Nathan Si'bley, Beardsden road, was DarUTient, 
struck by lightning and destroyed by r- i j 

house struck and burned fear prob- 



downpour arrived. I 
was reported there was not a drop of 
rain below the Holyoke-West Spring- 
field line. 


Pittsfield, Aug. 10. — ■Dum-dum hail- 
stones as large as the infamous bullets 
.were a feature of the 10 minute rain, 
wind and hailstorm here yesterday and 
the peculiar formation of the -little ice L 
drops was noted by several people. P ca ^» 
Tliey were effective in 'bombardment, 
also, for they drove one horse up on 
the piazza of a house in Weller avenue 
in an attempt to escape. The stones 
were the shape of a mushroom and. 
looked as if, in their swift flight from; 
aibove they had been mushroomed as a 
"dum-dum" bullet is. 

Three-fourth of an inch of rain fell 
in 10 minutes, a record, and big trees 
were torn down by the wind. At the 
nome of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. Levy, 
10 Broad street, a ball of fire came into 
the house over the electric light wire 
and with a snapping sound like a fire- 
cracker. No damage was done. ■&. huge 
tree fell in Merriam street, and in West 
street near Onota, three large trees 
were struck by lightning. 


A cloudburst accompanied by bril- 
liant flashes of lightning and a heavy 
wind struck Chicopee Center and Wil- 
limansett shortly before 2 o'clock yes- 
terday afternoon and uprooted trees, 
broke electric wires and caused consid- 
erable damage in the city before it stop- 
ped. A large tree at Grape street aud 
Ames avenue was broken off at the base 

vas inter- 

fire. Mrs. 'Sibley was rendered uncon- 
scious by the lightning, and was in a 
feeble condition last night. Several of 
her children were in the house when [cation tO 
it was struck, but they were unin- 
jured, although they felt the shock, f has been 
The motor truck responded to the 

but the fire had gained such head-ian tO re- 
w T ay that it was impossible to save the 
house. The barn was saved'; Mrs. Sib- 
ley was attended by Dr. B. W. Gleason. partment 

all the furniture was lost. 'COme an 
house and furniture waa j r j 


The Sibley 

partly insured. Shortly over a year ago 

the Sibley home was totally destroyed 

by fire. Mrs. Sibley peddles milk and 

Mr. Si'bley works in a local shop. 
Orange, Aug. 10. — A severe electrical 

storm raged in Orange yesterday after- 
| noon, during which two valuable cows 
j belonging to L. F. Worriek of Red Stock itiflC phi- 
j farm in the north part of the town , 
j were killed. They chanced to be his tlOSe I*eSl- 

most valuable stock. One was valued • c • 
' at $150 and the other at $75. They P r scien_ 

were two of a herd of 12 cows which 

were standing under a large tree in the 

^nt's lec- 
, medical 
*her than 
,and able 


None of the other cows vas 
The loss is covered by insur- 






Hail fell again in Monday afternoon's 
shower in a belt about a mile wide ex- 
tending from the lower edge of Brad- 
Adsh tO I street village to the ferry road, damag- j ' 

ing the tobacco crops. iSonie fields that 
lational were struck in previous hail storms 
I \ were hit again and some fields that had 

ilOme Sttj esC aped before were visited, while 
rp -J pnt j others that had been damaged earlier 
iCMUdiiM . n the season wer e untouched Monday. 
tO Drovij £&tefa of the loss was covered by insur- 
. | ance. The tobacco harvest was begun] 

various £ that day on many of the farms, hut it 
, ! was interrupted by the rain. 

sounder - 

hospital' raorj s AGAIN WtppiD 

Hatfield was visited with another 
lized tl cloudburst Sunday night and in a short 
'j- 5 time almost as much rain fell as in 

eeaing the big gtorm of JulVj nm^s fun the. I \ 

Dr. Bonneviite was shaken up, but not 
(seriously injured. The car -was some- 
what damaged, though he was able to 
drive it home with its own power. Sand 
was washed over the car tracks on Elm 
street, so that the 10 o'clock car north- 
bound, Sunday night, as delayed until 
the track could be cleared. 


fjRev. Charles Albert Wight 
\i' Passes Away in Madison 
Street Home. 


hollows in the fields. This second storm ^HERE SEVEN YEARS 

Probably put a finish on the onions ami 

tobacco that stand in low places, i'Q* 

■ the plants that were soaked. so much be- 

(jrradVfore had not fully recovered from the 

effects of it. Both these crops have jl 

made remarkable growth in the past * 

two weeks and were looking very well. 

particularly the onions, but there is 

hardly a field in the town but what y 

shows some bad spots, due to bad 

weather conditions. A large, amount ofi J**£* old, pastor of 

damage was done to the tobacco crop 
by the blowing down of plants. 

grated j: 
larger sc 
ment of; 
to a giv< 
dons wj 

Another bad washout occurred on 

the prai North Main street, late last 'night. Tor- 

. rents of water poured down the steeu 

dents IS hill by Alfred Breor's house, undermia- 

i ing the macadam road recently com- 

poses III pieted by the town and flooding the car 

facilities ^'acks to a depth of two feet, continuing 

| down the ferry road and finally flowing 

willing 1 in to the Connecticut river. The ferry 

' road was badly washed out and it is, 

estimated that a substantial sum will 

UlStflbu^ needed to repair the damage done to 

tlie highway. A gang of workmen was 

The rd sou<: up at ^ o'clock this morning to 

i clear the car tracks in time for the 5 

in One b) o'clock mail car. Another gang of men 

has been filling in the road toady. 
COntaCtS: Gardens in the vicinty of the wash- 

of traini' 0111 ' are repori;cd ruined. 

u lId - im : There w<ire several bad washouts on 

is that t]^ ie foa ^ s ' the worst one being on 
School street by W. W, Gore's. A cul- 

basic Sci(vert there could not take all the water 
and the macadam road was undermined. 
Dr. A. J. Bonneville had a narrow es- 
[cape from serious injury there about 
two o'clock Monday morning as ke"~\vas 
; going out in his automobile to answer 
a professional call. The road appeared 
all right, but gave way under the car. 
Both rear wheels sunk in so deep that 
horses were needed to pull it out. The 
fact that both wheels went in together 
saved the machine from tipping over. 

yActive in Congregational 
i Councils' of 'County; Grad- 
uate of Yale. 


Charles Albert Wight, 58 

; Congregational Church in Chic- 
{|*>pee Falls, died in his home, 22 Mad- 
ison Street, a.t 8.40 o'clock yesterday 
' atnorning after an illness of 10 days with 
° ^pneumonia. Though his condition for 
h&he last few days' had been known to; 
fjjbe critical, the news of his death came 
hvith a profound shock both in the city, 
-where he has labored for more than 
peven .years, and in church circles 

.throughout this part of the Conncoti- ! 
cut Valley, where he is well known be- 
cause of his activities in literary and i 
'Church work. 

' Rev. Mr. "Wight was born in, 
jpatfield, Aug., 27.1856. After com- 
pleting his preliminary education 
Jie entered Yale, being* in col- 
lege at the same time with former - 
, f - (President William H. Taft. Pie was 
graduated from the university and rlt- 
jft'ed for the ministry in Yale Divinity] 
[School. While at Yale he showed 1 
Lmarked ability in both athletic and I 
ijftiterary lines. He rowed on the 5 

crew and was editor of one of the col- | 
' vlcg-f publications'. 

He was ordained to ihe ministry' 
EM a y .19. .. 1£85. an d his first pas t ora te ' 
I was' in Detroit, Mich. After serving 
' with several other charges in the Mid- 
dle West he was called to Hollowell, 
Me., which was the last charge he held 
before being called to the Second Co] - 
gregational Church in the fall of MOOT. 
He preached his first sermon as p 
tor of the Second Church Jan. 5, 1908. 
Under Mr. Wight's pastorate the 
church's record has been one of marked 
progress. The church debt was wiped 
out as the result of a campaign he in- 
augurated two years ago. He has been 

Prayers will be said in the homo fi* 

"^S&Wk eun , ,lay *AsSSf ai 

a.juo clock by Rev. David Lewis Yni« 
gftor of the Third Church ServSS 

the opening prayer, followed hv n 

fSJJ^ quartet. Kevj e. b. r i0 b haracter 

mson'of Holyoke will read the Serin 

Re7ZtJ e o a « s wm be ^venXamental 

Fo^^.e^n^^^^^ entrated 
^ y ^ he nl uartet - R ev. David Lewi, Yale 

Hatfield for burial 



(A Paper Read by Daniel W. Wells 

of Hatfield at the Meeting of the 

Sons of the American 


In the first year of the strife for in- 


CPfStor of Seeorid Chiii'ch, Chicopee, Who? 

Died This Morning, 
afcirve as an organizer and has placed ji 
the various church activities on a more 
.systematic basis than had previously * , 

existed. His work among the young f dependence irom the yoke of Great 
people of his parish has been a feature ~ Britain Hatfield was called a tory 
of his pastorate and the organization town. Col. Israel Williams and 

of a social service board and appoint- J ; f Oliver Partridge were the leaders of 
ment of a social worker in Chicopee are L ^ , T . |h former being repre- 

among the accomplishments largely + tne lolle -> ^e rormei , ~S„ vt an{i 
due to his efforts. 'tsehtative to the general court and 

Besides being much interested in for- ; judge. of the county court, the latter 
eign missions he found time to do much Ptown clerk and treasurer. One or 
toward bettering the conditions of; the; tne ot h er was always moderator at 

%2%££%££%%Fb££^&£l U™ meeting. They « f W^ 
councils of Hampden county and has I by the militia officers and the heavy 
served as a member of the executive : tax payers. Before many years a 
committee of the Hampden Association change came over the attitude of the 
of Congregational Ministers. inhabitants, due to the presence and 

Mr. Wight s most conspicuous literary „ ,-. „ ^ r „X*x, t ^™o« r>f t ph 

effort during his pastorate in Chicopee Actions of Rev. Joseph Lyman of Leb- 
is his book entitled, "Some Old Time ^anon, Ct, called and settled as pastor 
Meeting Houses of the Connecticut Val-Jof the church. He was young and of 
ley/' published in .1911. The brief dedl- resolute will and filled with zeal for 
eatery note to this volume is a touching th liberties of the colonies. His 
tribute to his wife and her constant and tne noeiues o me " ^ '^iUr » 
efficient help in his work in the Chris- mother wrote him to walk softly, 
tian ministry. Tne volume is of much but the entreaties fell on deaf ears 
historical value and shows the result - aiid he -said of Col. Williams, "There 
of much research and painstaking care. , i s a man } iere now be cannot rule." 
As the churches of the old days were 1 ww-Trt* tvm -v-rorc rtr T'vman 
much more than at present the centers Wilhm two years Di . L man 
, of parish activities, the book includes I] wrought; a change in the attitude ot 
j much that is of secular historical in- the town and the Whigs became the 
, terest. emajority party, and elected John. Dick- 

on' * '"' : ;v . cburcl Y ^ shown a inson representative- to the general 
steady growth in membership under Mr. r ,.-i , ., „ f n , " wiiiiame 

I Wight's pastorate. The latest ev!-£. court and the power of Col. Williams 
dence of this was shown on Easter Sun- 1 was at an end. Oliver Partridge 

I the sci- 
:e depart- 
e integral 
Eence, the 
* resident 

I resident 
j may, for 
'when he 
: the dis- 
xe an im- 
i clinical 
t>it of de- 
jhis habit 

, day, when 21 persons were added to its ["continued in office as town clerk, but 
rolls. Mr. Wight made many friends j did n6t attend town meetings after 
whose circle was by no means confined! Mareb nf 1774 He made the records 
to the field of his activities. His work! Mai /?, °. ^S/ 16 | the records 

has won general recognition and ap- ' as told him h ^ the several moderators, 
preciation. Twenty -eight of Col. Williams' 

Mr. Wight leaves his wife, Charlotte \ militia company refused to take his 
Wight and two sons, Elliott, a fresh- ! orders and training was neglected. In 
•,rnan at Yale, and Charles, a student in 177t - +Vlo ™™mm^ ^f rnvrP^rnndPTipp 
the Chicopee High School- He also: 1 " 5 th * committee of correspondence 
leaves his mother, Mrs. Sarah Rice and safety called upon Col. Williams. 
Wight, in Hatfield, and three brothers i He and Capt. Elisha Allis, Lieut. 
Elliott of New York city, Harry of ,j David Billings, Lieut. Samuel * Part- 

nd H. Wight in Hatfield. : ridge, Ensign Elijah Dickinson and 


e proper 

lical stu- 
ould free 
ithe bare 
ra cticing 

f»??S:' ; «E!Sgi! 


Reuben Belden were made to sub- I 
scrib to an agreement to renounce I 
the authority of Gen. Gage as gover- ( 

\ n °M one time a mob of 150 from the' 

i country round as ^r as Pittsfield 

j appeared at Col. Williams' house and 

. took him and his son Israel to Had _ 

]them a r. ley , where they set an armed guaid 

T+ of 17 men throughout the mgnt The 

Hng. ItW™ of the cMm ney was blocked and 

itional DP the two. prisoners were given a sniok- 

,nonai pr The atte mpt to "smoke old 

cphysiciaii Williams to a Whig" was ^success- 
'ful but in the morning both men 
dike the ii signed an obligation not. to oppose 
V 4. J x Congress or correspond with Gen. 
Imstead Ol Gage C ol. Stoddard of Northampton 

ishift to th 

was made to sign the same articles 
the same day. On the first of April, 

hand of treason and rebellion upon 
the 17th day of February, 1787, A. D., 
in the 32d year of his age. 
'Citizen passing drop a tear 
And dare to imitate the brave.' " 
The town furnished nine commis- 
sioned officers-, Col. Israel Chapin, 
Capt. Seth Murray, Capt. Elihu Hast- 
ings, Capt. Joshua Woodbridge, Lieut. 
Col. John Dickinson, Capt. Peres? 
Graves, Lieut. Samuel Smith, Lieut. 
Elijah Coleman. Lieut. Daniel White. 
Privates Aaron Allis and Ezekie* 
Mighills both died at Crown Point in 
1776 and Private Solomon Morton at 
Ticonderoga. The number of sol- 
diers whose deaths are recorded In 
Hatfield and who have headstones is 
24; with no headstones, 13; unknown. 
87. The other three are from families 

Structioil tW CoL Williams was tried before not residents of Hatfield at the 

^ u u x the governor and council and was or- - 
taaids aiK.dered. with his son to be kept m 
close confinement m the jail at North- 
{ nurses. Wampton. They were released m 
December on furnishing a bond or 
"SUCH lnstTT $3,000 each, with the stipulation that fa 
t,, . : the father was not to leave his home ; ; * 

The Service lot excep t to go to meeting on Sunday j J 
3 Tr, cnitP-and the son was not to leave the j 

in spite! tQwn During the time of their eon- U 
'residents Vnnement in jail the colonel's daugh- 1 
icfciuciiLb vj^ r . Lu cretia, visited them each day, j 
'physician I taking them food she had preyareu. 
p J ; she made the trip on horseoack, hav- 

time will iing to face the jeers of the Whigs 
along the way. 

The setting off of the town of 
Whately in 1771 and a part of Will- 


ent time so far as I am able to- learn 

^NOVEMBER, 27, 1917 

Leonard Day of 
Hatfield, Who Is Made 

Lieutenant in Anny 

sources for 

ing me resi« iamsburg reduced the population of 

-mutant cri Hatfield to 582. Hatfield furnished 
^oilbcant Stl l2? patriots wno bore arms durmp 
, Jives his na the Revolution. The archives of 
F F the commonwealth give the names of 

Df the imm42 Hatfield men on the "Coat Roll," 

c they having served six months in the 

Q Care. It adCarniy after April, 1775. Thirty-nine 

. .Hatfield men were at Bunker Hill. 

munity. 'The Hatfield soldier who saw the 

T ' m ^t iCO rvi^.^ps Joseph Guild,, whose 

f In re turn grave is in the village of Bradstreet. i 

ii_j rr He took part in the battles of Sara- 
P noma onei toga and Stillwater and was over- * 

nrecent Q r come by the heat at Monmouth. He U 
jp ctcpu v ^ 1 passed tne W i n ter at Valley Forge un- ] 
iful approac d ^ Gem Washington, served under. 
Gen. Green in his southern campaign 

if the Staff an d saw Lord Cornwallis give up his 1 
sword at York_wn. He used to de- 1 
On the wan light in telling the story of shakine .' 

\ntf>rf>zt tn\^ ndS with Gen - Washington when 
mieietsC CO | the army was disbanded in New 

lnnQvrnr>atV>] York - He died 0ct - 23 > 1846, aged 

]unsympatn< 86> and wag known to gome persons 

now living in Hatfield. Jacob Walk- 
er was killed in Shays' rebellion and 
was. buried in Hatfield with military 

| honors. The inscription on his head- 
stone in the old cemetery is: 

"To the memory of Mr. Jacob 
Walker, who, respected by the brave, 
beloved by his. country's friends, dear 
to his relations, while manfully de- 
fending the laws of the common- 

'wealth, nobly fell by the impious 

Five Bay State 
Men Commissioned 

\mherst and Hatfield Young 

Men Included at 

Ft. Myer. 

iSpecial to The Union.] 
WASHINGTON, Nov, 26 — Five 
Massachusetts young- men were 
■mong those who received their com- 

fleers today from N< w - 

ton D. Baker, Secretary of War, at 

the graduation c.\< tin: 

nd training camp for reserve of- 

at Ft. Myer. Thd MassachUi 

who received tjheir commissions 

retary of War, wliile 

Ident Wilson nodded his approval, 


First lieutenant, of infantry, George 

lartin, Amherst, Mass. 
First lieutenant", of infantry, Charles 
fit. Amory, Boston. 

SecoTId' lieutenant, signal corps, 
■ge II. Magee, South Groveland. , 
cond lieutenant, field artillery, 
John L. Day, Hatfield. 

, Second lieutenant, field artillery, 
James It. Quill, North Brooklield. 

President and Mrs. Wilson were 
present. The President, Secretary 
Baker and the new chief of staff, Maj. 
Gen. John Biddle, reviewed the train- 
ing regiment of i>00 young men who 
were commissioned as second lieuten- 
ants, first lieutenants, captains and- 
majors. Secretary Baker' delivered a 

./. Leonard Day, Hatfield, 
Second of Family in Army 

HATFIELD, Nov. Lin— j. ^Leonard 
own, who has been com- 
missioned second lieutenant at Ft 

aa horn in Hatfield, March 7, 1888, 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Day 
of Main Street. He attended the pub- 
lic schools, was graduated from Smith 
Academy in 1905 and a year later en- 
tered Syracuse University, graduating 
j in 1910. During his college course he 
was a famous football player and ever 
since graduating has been a football 
L coach. Ho taught for a year in a pre- 
paratory school in Princeton, N. J., and 
c since the fall of 1912 has been an in- 
structor in mathematics at St. Mary's 
1 College in Emmitsburg. Md. Early last 
September Mr. Day went to Ft. Meyer. 
I He is expected home Saturday on a 
short furlough. Mr. Day has a younger 
j brother, James, who has been commis- 
sioned second lieutenant in the regular 
p army and is in France. 


th and con- 
residents for 
e may be a 
ble of offer- 
continue or 
ships and to 
th residents, 
f y may 

cy ap- 
ithe in- 

g kber of 
S reloped 
Jjpd spe- 
'q jaining. 

H lachinsr 

%A ° 

ft jipetent 

g I 

!| P h y si - 

§ bsitions 
oaJe main 
gfjiile on 

•vice to 
ing has 



FRIDAY Mini r~r ~>^ in the art 0I engraving tool* p 

-^—^T^ 1 ^^ ^0. '918 about 1880— photographing the art, 

, ist's work on the block, the founda- 
tion of the new school in America iii 
this art. Mr. Kingsley's advent into 
the circle was througn the artist, 
James E. Kelly. .Soon afterward 
he returned to the Hampshire hills 
and built his famous studio-car, that 
he might move about gypsy fashion 
a ! in the woods and hills. 



to COlTlbilj El bridge Kingsley, famed 

twv* of J w °o d - en eraver and artist, died Wed- 

type OI Cfnesday afternoon at the home oi ! his 


o-r^Wl t^4 Slighter, 
grated te< Brooklyn, I 

S. M. Holden, 
The body will ,. 
Cal, SUrffii? f n to Hadle >' today in charge of it 
o j Undertaker Foster of Holyoke Fun- f ti 
tegrated 1 eral services will be held at the Con- 
I gregational church at Hadley at 2 
j o'clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev E~ 
ratnOlOgji D - R o»inson of Holyoke will officiate 
and burial will be in the Hadley c*m- 

The re: eteT - T 

r r iUr ' Km §' sl ey made his start in 

IOrm lor ^ood engraving in the village of 

natrmlnml^Sf 1 !' lmder circ ™s:ances that 
patnOlOgl would have deterred 

during hi*;";* 

king his engravings from Na- 

he pre^ day 

atprr 1373 at the eetxtury art depart- 

befment in New York city -with a proor. 

was" accepted and he worked some 

time thereafter as an illustrator for 

magazine articles, but. the vogue 

passed and Kingsley became absorbed 

in reproducing the landscape of the 

Barbizon school of France. 

One of the best books for exam- 
ples of Mr. Kingsley's art is the vol- 
ume entitled "Worcester City and 
Environments," embracing the city j 
and towns adjoining it. It con- 
less-ambitious fiains 2 500 cuts, and Mr. Kingsley's! 

instruct ii 

indent, but gradually his fame I'lgenius and personality stand out all 
ead as his work evolved, until he lover its pages. : The wife of John 



international fame, |'W. Dwight of New York "city made a 


. m capturing the gold medal for wood J collection of his wood 

training jfngravure at the expositions at Par- [which is now in JJxe art museum at : 
wnrV i n +1 ! S ' France > Chicago and California f Mount Holyoke' college, and" is 
wurKin t|be t weeji 1899 and 1894. [ known as the Clara Dwight collec- 

ins his rd ^° ng a resident of '01d Hadley; :lt€(fBn. A number of his paintings 
5 .returned there after each new sue- 1 ^re in the Forbes library. Mr.; 

accurate I c , '. a . llc * continued .that town as his • Kingsley did a great deal '"of writing! 
{■domicile until 10 years a-o, when he j and devoted a number of years to j 
Special Iiq went to live with his daughter. In \ deciphering the "inscripiions on -the! 
w'th J hei " emly years > Ra chel W. Curtis, {old tombstones in the HaoTey cenie-j 

Wim a Cj left a widowed mother, was adoptee. I tery and putting them in permanent i 
nnrrlnpJ mt0 the home of Roswell Hubbard 1 form, 
nui uues m Hatfield. Her nature hnrf a v P in 

+ J that keuVrnnrW !! 1 AWARDED HIGHEST HONORS. | 

tory CUtt ivepccropping out on the orna- 1. 

^ mental side after the practical tasks r Mr. Kingsley was awarded the gold I 

that this 1 were finished. She married Moses 1 medal at the .Paris exposition in 188 9 • 

. . W. Kingsley and they moved West, and the gold, medal at Chicago, 1894. 

moans. and on September 17, 1842, there (He was a member of me Grolier 

each wpp> Came a son ' the snb Ject of this/ club of. New' York, the Ruskin art 

L ' 11 wcej sketch. Soon afterward, the family : club of Los Angeles, Cal.. the Kings- 

SDecimen f eturned East and took up their i! -ley art club of Sacramento, Cal., 

" home in Hatfield, and there lived the ? named in his honor, and the society 

the path( ordina! 7 life of a farmer's family. 

and shov HIS START IN art. 

matelv ft 0ne lligbt tl,e fall,er of the boy 
nidLCiy Ucarae home with the news that a 

rounded stran S' er had appeared to teach paint- 
ing of pictures and Elbridge was al- 
pathologi lowed t0 stai *t tutelage under this 
stranger, after much coaxing on his 
llllS tnown part, aided by his mother. Later, 

resident GeS -SS^—'^ b ° : 

of American wood engravers of New 

Early in the last 1.0 years of the 
19th century, no other American en- 
graver had drawn to himself so pe- 
culiar and personal attention as El- 
bridge Kingsley. Reared a farmer's 
boy, Mr. Kingsley had to find his own 
way info art, for he had little home 
help. When he began engraving, it 

5 to permit at- 1 portfolios of his early 

ay, and the 

work showed 

tendance at the Hopkins academy at i how faithfully he accomplished his 

chool aays he served i asks, but indicated nothing, of the 

Hadley , After 

lleTm^? S ^7 ith ^^f^ Quality he later developed: His first 
^lV l ZV7J° 0d ™ Plentiful and notable engravings appeared in the 

an art journal, with fine steel en 
gravings after Turner, was one of his 
inspirations. A life of varied ex- 
perienc -Hollowed at j the Cooper 

J. W 

gravings appeared in tin 

Century magazine, and gave evidence 

of that high vitality, that direct ap-. 

[proach to Nature, which everyone 

later recognized in what he did. Tfia 

office of th til NeW T° rk at the secret of Mr. Kingsley's work was 

office of lie famous wo/d engraver, r ound in his acquaintance with Na- 

Uri. ^An important _ change tlire at first hand. To this he had de- 



I • 

It was a I 
Kruell did 
water col 

, ., m©rs ana autumns ini OJ - au i' ol ' lrau ' 

US i S '-,!i "',..', .w.r h>a nf wh'rii <o Whately glen that Mr. 
that wonderful cai 01 tits <>i w n <n .->u / 

much was said and written. 

In that car rests the secret of the while a geust of Mr. Kingsley. Ihe 
evolution of Mr. Kingsley'S genius, it letter had great influence' on yo 
was a marvelous Yankee consUu 

er men in his art, particularly upon 
W. P. Cleaves of Springfield, and 
upon Clifton Johnson of Hadley, who 
contributed so largely and important-,, . <alc n 
ly to the choice publication entitled, <*^ u - 

lion, comprising in the smallesi 
space all the conveniences of hon^e 
and a studio. Its center was a com- 
fortable little room, where half \ 
dozen people might sit and chat wittf. Picturesque Hampshire, containing^ time m 
comfort and where four could sleep, ^ch fine designs of scenery in that , 

?f need be At the rear, wliere one section. Miss Margaret Miller oratories, if 

I a u « £L «*JS lil-P those of Hatfield . also studied with Mr. r „ 

entered by a few steps like those oi • to follow 

a coach, were the lockers for provi- Kni ^ ft ^>- - . LU 

sions and other utilities, and at the Mr. Kmgs^ey was >*rto€ | g earned t d ^ 
left a water tank for domestic uses. «is first wife was Miss Emma 
Within at the right were a series of; Brown, an English woman, who died nterns hip. 
drawers that contained the imple- seven months after their marriage. r 

1,, nf an artiscf then a broad ^His second wife was Miss Elizabeth id labora- 
she beneath the window, which ;W. Cook of Hadley,- whom he mar- 
served for engraving or for meals; jriecl on October 14 
and beyond the shelf were more -children were born of this marriage • . r 

ana Deyonu The. oldest daughter, Emma, married P lcmre OI 

At the left of the entrance was a j Clifford Sawtelle. The second daugh- -thods de 
library df out-of-door books and ter, Mary 

1869. Three moratory a 

R.. now dead, married 
- for Tainy"' days, and i Fred Bartlett of Holyoke, and theQgths and 
in the middle of that side, a bay win- other daughter , Letha M married S 
dow which served as a front door.M. Holden or Brooklyn, N. X. Mr.ltoevalU- 
in warm weather,, but which was; Kingsley also leaves five brothers , !■• 

kentSoserin cold times and har- Seth, Henry and Lewis of Hatfield, med ™^ 
bo-ed a little oil stove for warmth.) Stephen of Whately and Edwin of rato {.3 <f or 
A small tank for drinking water was Connecticut. 

^ons and 

placed above and beyond this win- v 
dow. and at the front of the car, 
most ingeniously disposed, were two. 
berths for sleeping, the lower form- 
ing in the daytime a luxurious cush- 
ioned seat. In front, beneath, a 
window which looked out upon the 
driver's seat, was a locker for tools. 
tjnder the floor were roomy deposits 
for blankets, clothing, heavy provi- 
sions and other necessaries. A sky- 
light at the center of the roof let Ul4 
lignt, and a ventilator was in place ^. 

above it. A chandelier dependeu 
from the center, : , - < 

Within this car Mr. Kingsley spent 
his summers and autumns— -at Hock-i 
anura in the-e^arly season, at Whately. 

j glen in the autumn. It was iaj 

! these surroundings that 'Mr. Kings- 
ley became an artist. He gave tip 
-the black and white _ and^ engraved: 

directly from Nature. -...' Later, he, 

marked his studies, as did oil artists/ 

and then- proceeded to produce his d 

picture. Color, whicri He studied . tg haye nQt fc been 

with mosx assiduous devotion was* M iss' Maude E. . -Boyle has re- 

the key to the pictures, and the ef- | tur ^ d from the Dick i nson hospital 

feet of his close association with \ where she was taken after an auto . 

Nature was seen in his remarkable ' 

original engravings. 

When camping out in these soli- ; 

tudes, Mr. Kingsley was wont to re-j June 28. — A gathering unique in 
ceive many visitors. The Sandersons,; the history of Hatfield was held in 
who owned Whately glen, did ail ! Academy hall last night. A large 
they could to help him. John P. i audience of townspeople met to bid 
Davis, one of the best of his brother-: farewell to one of their number soon 

June^ 5 .- — Miss Mary Graves Dick- 
j inson, aged 23, only daughter of. 
"Mrs. Clara Dickinson, died at the 
Dickinson hospital last night .at one 
o'clock. Her death comes as a shock 
to her numerous, friends, who be- 
lieved her to be recovering from an 
operation for appendicitis, performed 
a number of .weeks ago. Sunday she 
became suddenly, worse ; and was 
hurried to the hospital in the hope 
that a further operation might save 
her life. Until about six weeks "ago 
Miss Dickinson had been the popular 
teacher of the first grade in the 
Central school. Her engagement td 
Scott Harris of Bradstreet, while 
not officially announced, had been 
generally understood, and the young 
man is receiving a great, deal of 
sympathy. Besides her mother, Miss 
Dickinson leaves a brother, William 
H. Dickinson. The funeral arrange- 


n mobile accident several weeks ago. 

f he can- 
khat are 
blogy as 
jal fields, 
[he clini- 

:ach day 
|ray find- 
^need not 
ites. Ob- 
e duties, 
ipe in his 

engravers, who was bred in the old 
school, but willing to assimilate the 
ideas of the, then new coterie, Was a 
constant companion. Likewise, Gus- 
tav Kruell, then the most noteworthy. 

to sail for France. It was not by 
any mean* the first farewell in this 
or mother wars to soldiers singly or in 
groups about to go to the front but 
this time the people came together to 

say goodbye and good luck to a 
woman, Miss Marian C. Billings, un- 

vhich th 
w Clinic a i 

veil con 
slvhich ti: 
anon, ca< 
sJieir tea 
^md the 
merit di 
ioefore tl 
c Clinicoj 
tiars, wt 
hented tl 
hian tho! 

:>f physic 
ii Radioh 
tference c 
nhe intei 
s<ree disc 
c Media 
aerence : 
tktric dis 
a:auses a 

;he pre\ 
r )oundai 
S'ind semi 
1< icularly 

til this week president of the Hatfield 
auxiliary of the American Red Cross, 
who has volunteered- for Red Cross 
canteen work, been accepted and re- 
ceived her sailing orders. The date 
of her departure has not been made 
public and will net be, but it h 
far distant. The meeting was 

i ened while she is "over there" and 
| said one of the first things she would 
[do after meeting any Hatfield boys 
would be to write home to their 
mothers telling all about them. She 
is glad,., she said of the opportunity .to 
represent the people of Hatfield and 
to help and cneer the soldier boys 

not ; j and others. 

ar- rm *- — "™!^^^^E^5 

ranged for and conducted by the Red 

Cross auxiliary officers. Mrs. Henry lESDAY, ' DECEMBER 3 1918. 

W. Carl, the newly elected president^ 

presided. Miss Maude E. Boyle, su 

pervisor of music in the public^ HATFIEI7D 

schools, conducted the singing of pa^/ ........ : 

triotic airs by the audience and th<e A LETTER FROM MISS BILLINGS'; 
Smith academy orchestra accompan- ] 
ied the singing and played other se- 
lections. The audience was in a re- 


RobY. eil 

mood and heartly encored 

Dec. 2. — Miss Marian C. 

-has written her mother, Mrs. 

'Billings of Main street, about pome 

cameo n in which 

in France and ot 

eld l.-oys. 

her recent letters site 

sponsive .xxv,^ „, ^°t^i ^f^tlively Umes fn rh , 
the musical numoers, which besides i^- Q j 3 working 
the playing of the orchestra included l^etiii 0, some of tin 
solos by John Mullins and Mrs. Ed- . [j n "p ar \s 
ward J. Day and an original parody Cgays: < 
•by the Woods family quartet, the lat- . Yesterday was Sunday. It is al- 
ter being notes for Miss Billings to 'ways a busy one for many of the 
carry across to the Kaiser, the sol- J boys near here have 24 and 48 hour 
diers, Gen. Pershing and the Red 4 passes and are passing through-. The 
Cross people. A marked feature of | French hotels have only certain 
the meeting was the sympathetic | hours between which they serve' de* 

mood the audience was in, quickly re- 
sponding to each turn of thought of 
the different speakers. There were 
many moments when the whole gath- 
ing was close to sobs and there were 
few eyes that were not moist at 
times, but the people were quickly 
brought back to self possession by 
the brave words of Miss Billings o 
her cheering smile, 
mark of some other 
gaiety of the quartet, 
speaking, there was a reception, 
punch was served and young people 
enjoyed dancing. Mrs. Carl, after 
welcoming the people and stating the 
purpose of the meeting, called upon 
D. W. Wells and C. K. Morton, vet- 
erans of the Civil war, and John 
McHugh, acting president of tha 
board of trade in the absence of its 
president, Lieut. A. J. Bonneville, 

jeuner and diner and then, toe, many 

of the boys haven't money enough ip 
; pay the hotel prices. So they are :.lou 
, to get their sandwiches and coffee at 

the tent. 
J I arose at five a. m. Then came a 

mile walk over cobble stones of the 

i roughest and "most uneven variety.. 

_' r It was a dark, drizzly morning and 

the witty re- ! the dam Paess penetrated everything.- 

speaker or the i At ttie can teen we found the boys 

Following th A aslee P on the benches. One was 

stretched out full length on the floor 
'• before the lire. Our new canteen is to 
I, have 96 beds. Won't that be won- 
jdertul? A train leaves at 0.05, so we 
I hurried to prepare the bread and cof- : 
! fee. We serve only bread and coffee 
jup to 10 a. m. For one hour they 
i came in one by one, about 150 of 
[them. Then a captain appeared and 
■wanted to know if we could feed a 
\ detachment of 12 4 men. Before we. 

with the national army. Each in his j had prepared for them, 
way expressed- the general feeling of 1 wanted coffee for 250 men' 


the whole community for the willing j was a grand rush, drawing the sacks 
service Miss Billings has' always given from' the kettles of coffee, opening 
to any public work for the town and Uhe condensed milk. Miss Marshall 
the honor to the town of her offer of dipped from a kettle at the back of 
feftff .services to the nation. Deserved ' the tent, and at the same time there 
i^_. __i t-,1 j;_ -~~.:~l-~ '..i~' j was a long line reaching from the 

tribute was paid to her ability in ^HnVShor? «*?" bnf £V?T* 
management. Mr. McHugh said an- «™ » a .hoi t fcme bu Jtae kitchen 

other star would be put on the service! d the maids b ^ a ^^ a ^ t^e Le - 
flag and he presented her with a gift tles and clean th b t w ^ 

from the Red Cross auxiliary, a purse [ had n ^ * eaa 

of gold for her use m getting neces^ fjaness haU tQ see ^ mess servant 

Every bit 

sary supplies. Miss Billings replied 

with her thanks for the gift and the 

kind words spoken and told how it 

j «&me about she was going abroad. 

.! She told of the deep attachment she 

| has for Hatfield and its people, a 

feeling she is sure will be strength- 

about borrowing some. 
of cooked coffee was off the fire and 
not a drop m the reserve tank. I had 
-all the kettles half filled to gel 
to boil quickly and started a fresh 
lot. Then came the making of sand- 
wiches, sardines to be opened, corned 

Willi* i and camoufh 

and the bread to be cu1 in thin i 

We dosed from 9 to 10, when the 

and bencl 
everything washed until ti Bhor 
ten the boya came in to get sand-, 
vriches. Jam is their favorite kind. 
They certainly have not lost their 
BWe< t tooth, but poor boys, some of 
their mouths are bo ragged with 
many teeth knocked out and their 
with their hair shaved close, 
in many cases makes a handsome boy 
look like an escaped convict. Yester- 
day morning six boys, two of them 
With especially line voices, sang for 
us for oyer an hour. One had his 
throat painted with iodine and I 
asked him if it wouldn't hurt his 
voice to sing. "But sister," he said, 
"there are plenty of singers home in 
the states, and not very many over 
here." He had had a fine church po- 
sition. Now and then came calls for 
writing paper. The canteen affords a 
wonderful chance for the boy to 
write a few lines home while he is 
waiting for his train. 

"Where can 'I get a doctor? I'm 
recovering from appendicitis and 
strained myself shaking the grates of; 
my engine. I have to have a doctor's 1 
order to return to my camp without 
firing." A bright faced fireman, and 
you can always tell them from their 
fatigue suit, stood before the coun- 
ter. Back I posted to the R. T. O. 
office and deft an order for the doctor 
to call, then returned to tuck the 
boy in bed while he waited. Before 
I left the bedside, I had seen the pic-, 
tures of his dear ones at home, hus- 
wife and cunning little bald-headed 
baby. "Isn't this the image of her 
dad?" sounded in my ear as I was 
standing near the entrance. I turned 
to look at the curly black hair and 
black eyes of a ten months old girlie. 
Her picture had just come. The 
people at home, as a nation, will soon 
: forget the sacrifices the boys have 
made to come over here. The women 
who have been with them can never 
forget. A little later I noticed a boy 
with his head on the table. He was 
sleeping sitting up because his train 
w r as due in an" hour and a half and 
he was afraid he would not awaken 
• if he lay down, f persuaded him to go 
to bed and his "Buddie" promised to 
call him in time for the train. At 
one o'clock the second shift came on. 
This was the way I spent Sunday. 
. One wishes the coffee and sand- 
wiches would b make themselves and 
i that we could" do for the boys every 
: minute. Yet t if we just pour coffee 
jwe are helping, I know. 

This has been another wonderful 
day because I have had a long talk 
with Carl Harris, Walter Birming- 
ham and John Fortsch. They are all 
in the 301st ammunition train and 
were sidetracked here for half an 
hour. I have been looking for the 
boys for several days as the 76th 
division is being sent to Replacement 

Camp. About eighteen hundred of 

them were on the train, forty in a 

They had si raw in the bottom, 

Beats mad.- 01" boards put across the 
car, awl were a. can- free, happy lot. 
Carl has lost, about ten pounds, Bir- 
mingham ha.-- gained thai much and 
Fortsch was just as smiling and 
harpy as ever. They have all been lie ITlCet- 

well. They had just, received a ' 
bunch of letters from home, so my' 
I news was not new. If the war con- , 
tinues, they are going to see service eo * *° at- 
, soon, but every one around here i grranfyp 
thinks it is over. Each day's news- l arrdn 5 e 
paper is awaited with such excite- T prtures 
merit and the telegraphic bulletins j 
are always surrounded by a crowd, from OUt- 
All sorts of rumors, such as convoys 
jin mid-ocean being turned back to 
the states, are afloat. The American 
^oldier is torn between two feel- 
ings, one of longing to be back with] i L nc • 
his dear ones at home, and the other ina nos P 1- 
an indomitable purpose to conquer icnKippt i<s 
cue boche. "We cannot forget our J 

brothers and pals who have given irticularlv 
their lives and the mothers at home J 
whose lives are almost crushed be- n of their 
cause they have given their sons," a 
boy said to me this afternoon. "I ' 
want peace so that I can go home. Ii- i i i 

but I want more in st^v nr«+ii «r A llSneu ana 

such sub- 


Drt on as- 

relate to 

fct in what 

want more to stay until we, J 
have the right peace,** «... 

I I don't think I wrote you that a 
few nights ago we had 120 men of appearing 
the 2 6th division practically all 
night. We stayed at the canteen 
practically all night and they visited 
with us. They belonged to a machine 
gun battalion and the horses are be- 
coming fc-o scarce and suffer so mucli 
being gassed, etc., (hat the guns are should be 
to be motorized. These boys 1 ad been 
picked to go to a motor training .erial pre- 
school. They were so glad to have a 

ilttle rest behind the lines alter nine 
r months of action. They were at ? ^§ chief 
\ Chateau Thierry and St. Mihiel and . ' 

(from there went bv forced march toity for de- 
the Verdun sector. They said your . , 
position in the line made a differ- 'I the COn- 
ence. "Pershing calls us his lousiest, • i , 

-'dirtiest, scaliest division," the boys preside at 
said, "but if he keeps us at the front n * rn y^ e ^ er 
all the time, we haven't time to fix 11111 UCLLCi 
up." According to the boys, a favor-reeved and 
ite pastime in the trenches is swap- 
fp~mg "cootie s, two little ones for a big when he 
, one. Red ones are at a premium and -, r 

I come high. This sounds terrible, but e value 01 
fit you could see them laugh as they j • + ^ 

1 *W^« ,„~«„ «--,., „r^,,1/* «A.- C rfA^.iCU 111 L11C 

'jtell their yarns, you would never for- 
S get it. 

We have five turkeys wandering' 
; around in our garden. We are going 
| to get some more and serve turkey 
i sandwiches Thanksgiving day. One 
1 turkey fell in the water yesterday, 
i tut was rescued in time. 




i: i ven 10 The women, wno united un- 

,„_._, _-__ - —.«« der the Re d Cross banner and wore 
CELEBRATES the Red Cross emblems. They car- 
ried also banners showing the differ- 
— - — '—- ent women's organizations represent- 

AEE Ilf LINE e3 » the Real Folks, the Woman's en- 
t deavor society, the Book club, the 
r.ome service section and the Netylno 
club. They numbered about 75 and 
were preceded by mounted riders car- 
rying the flags of the allies. The 
men of the town, numbering about *"he 

Victory Exercises Include Parade, 
Community Sing" and Dance 

a vac *"* 

-» / U «-. + ; women and children out of a popula- 

ran? 1> / jia c l . B n „^ & . . *., 

7-y / tion of 2600, a community sing in the 

{/, no afternoon and a victory danco in the r * club. American flags were carried by 

' AJ , ! evening were the features of Hatfield's, £ ?• Ryan, representing , the ^ board 

pqc /^7 / h pm „ . x , -r-. ^/:°t trade, w. R. Cutter, representing 

^ ? bratl0n ° ry y ay? the men ' 9 club < and p - R - Mullany, 

eram of the 1 in itself was the largest thing of the representing the Knights of Colum- 

o vinri « V o* v,^ ir. tnwn *nri thvnuirii bus. Standards carried by the men 

bore the mottoes, "The end of the 
trail" and "The triumph of demoo- 

k. street parade of over 1000 men,: Sam e as the women, all marched to- 
gether, led by John McHugh. acting 
president of the board of trade, and 
V. H. Keller, president of the men's 

kind ever held in town, and through 
them all ran a unity of spirit an J. ac- 

- tion never equaled in the old town. 

Tttf Fr/rifT/KT 7 V^rJvray." Other standards and banners 
1HE n started and directed by the selectmen* ' , „* <v^ 11( ^t int.rv a k *™ t* a 

appeared at frequent intervals in the 

and joined in by every organization, - : rHmaining sectio H ns of the parade and 

Of the Vai sec tion and nationality of. 

the town 

was a notable exhibition of civic 

I (there were numerous flags, chiefly the 

American and Polish. 

takes when LK£*/ ?h£?,S? r^ttp^H?: The PoUsh people had a karate 

passed through the .oute of neariy * section led by tneir band and their 

education tn hr€e /3! les ot the principal streets a thr3e societies in uniform . They were 

' L lf ew-of the aged inhabitants, unable to* with co] and the organ izations 

function Of ^ take ^ t!St00d0nth !L rd0 °^ teP ^^ did excellent marching. The men 
lUilCUUllUl L^ vaved flags> among - them the oldest numbered abput 150 and the women 
will he <if>t nl man in town,' Sanford L. Sanderson, ^ and ir]s more than 50 The latter 
Will UC SCI U while in the line of march the young- - had a float representing the libertv of 
ni1Qtp x ^liirJ est tots in the PuMic schools cheer- i Polan<L gome of the men appeared 
qUdte VOlUni fully trudged the whole distance and! in costume, showing Uncle Sam lead- 
^^^ did not lag behind. j ing the kaiser in chains, with the 

pOSeS. Among the middle-aged people a devil behind with a whip. The 

,few in discussing the plans had ex- Czecho-Slovaks, numbering 40, had 
pressed doubt of their ability to cover a separate section and made an ex- 
1 he riaCe Of the whole distance, but they were alLcellent showing. 

J on, hand and did the stunt. A few au-i The largest section of the parade 
tomobiles carried some people in the 'was the school section, with about 
different sections and a few decorated 1 500 children in line. All the schools 
ca; s brought up the rear, but in the in town were represented, several 
main it was a marching parade, full having floats showing the various 
of color from the costumes and ban- war activities of the schools, Junior 

A successfi 

Organization, ners and supplied with music from the j Red Cross, war savings stamps, "Vic- 
Northampton band, the Greenfield tory boys and Victory girls. Each 
who UnderSt< lhand and the Polish band of Hatfleld.^Iass in Smith academy had a float 
l From end to end it was about a mile and the service flag was carried. Two 
for OrSfanizati ion £' The Public buildings and many ,of the pupils rode in a "one-horse 

& 1 private houses were decorated. The shay" as Sophia and Oliver Smith. 

merits ran r streets were full of automobiles and The community sing was directed 

' nthe sidewalks lined with pedestrians ■ by Miss Maude E. Boyle, supervisor 

rhitiPQ anrl W as the procession went by, most of of music in the public schools, from 
pciu.^3 emu. i< tnem from out of town. the steps of Memorial hall, and was 

Cf mrh Hptv ^ irs t in line came Marshal H. D. ! tiie largest and best of the season. , 
£i caLii ucjj< Srnit h, with his aids, Myr.on Dwight The Victory dance drew out a lajge } 
OQnnnciKi1it\i an<i Jose P h Godin, followed by the crowd in the evening. Music was 
*M3&puiikiL>llliy pelectment and .other town officials, tfurnished by Gleason's orchestra of' 

l-»rvn1/~I K A n." .The 15 Hatfield draftees who were Northampton. The proceeds were 
jj-nOUia De glV summoned the first of the week to join used to swell the united war. work | 
fit *K*1*+ the colors and sent home because of campaign fund. 

sesponSlulllty the armistice, were led by Corporal 1 — 

W , . John Kazash, who was home fror~ ; % ■ 

fipacning tO ICamp Devens on leave of absenc Jfc£W j. . ' i . u»mriwii 
5, Three of the four living Hatfield v< 1 tuvivuLLd* 

aOSe enOUSfh erans of the civil war followed the? Wnrri h QC k^^„ ,.^ • 

^ in an automobbie, their Grand Arrri ,^, 0ld , ^^ v been received of the 
land knowle banner carried with them. In tr'" 68 ^ 11 J 1 ner nome m Charlemont, 
service section came about 1(H) pa| We dnesday of pneumonia of Mrs. 
outlined. ents or wives of the Hatfield bojCecil Burrlngton, aged 3 4. daughter 

r.ow with the colors. Some 20 fat! of the late Alfred and Estelle Hai- 
ers marched,, while others and this. She was born in Hatfield and 
women rode in automobiles provid Wfl<5 a ~ ra ^ 110< .^ rtf «"««* ,t ^ 
by the home service section of tl 2*f ? A « *l* °* . Smlth acade ^y- 
Red Cross. The Boy scouts carrn**. ne Is lfte flr6t to die in a family of 
a service flag with a gold star j eleven children. She leaves a hus- 
metnory of their former scoutmaste&and and three children, Emma 
Marcus G. Mullins, who died of di Margaret and John, and the t'ollow- 
ease at Camp Devens, the only rta J^V brothers and sisters- Oharipc; r> 
field soldier who had lost his life rwirTf Z-'J " 2* 

the service of his country and hfi?! 1 "" ^ J** 1 ™*' . J? 1 '!; A ' R 

1 Graves and Mrs. Hubert E. Carter of 
Hatfteld, Miss Helen Han-is of 



The lead among the war serv 
and other sections of the parade >^j Brattle boro, Vt„ Carl Harris no\ 

Camp Devens, Scott, Philip, Leou 
and Herman Harris of Hatfield, and 
Mrs. Charles Pelton of Northfleld. 
Funeral will be held in Charlemont 
at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. 


U . 1919 

social, lite at" 



e following letter from Miss 
Frances B. Woods of Hatfield, a mis- 
sionary to India, was read to the 
Lyman class of the Edwards church 
Sunday school on Sunday: 

Mahableshwar, India. 

Many greetings to the Lyman class 
of the Edwards church. 

Though I am on the other side of 
the world this Sunday morning, I 
really don't feel very far away from 
you all, and I feel all the nearer 
when I read the nice letters which I 
received from some of your number 
just a short while ago. How welcome 
is the sound — foreign mail -this 
morning. The mails have been very 
erratic since we have been here, but 
the people here assure us that they 
are better than they have been. I 
will be glad when they are normal 
again, and we can depend on a cer- 
tain day to bring us foreign news. 

We are now at the hill station at- 
tending the language school and this 
is certainly a beautiful place. Our 
bungalow gets a view of many 
ranges of mountains and far in the 
distance we can see the sea-line 
where the sun sets every night in 
wonderful colors and we can almost 
hear it splash. We take tea and 
toast every morning on the veranda, 
according to the English custom, and 
then we young folks start off to 
school which is at eight o'clock — - 
that is our class is. Of course there 
are four or five classes representing 
the different stages of the pupils, 
and our party of whom there are 
eight are in the second class. As Mr. 
Edward Fairbank gave us all a good 
start on the journey, and while we 
were lingering in Hongkong and 
Singapore we are ahead of the other 
beginners, and the pundits are all 
very complimentary as to our pro- 
nunciation, and general mental abili- 
ties. Beside the conversation class, 
we have a pundit one hour a day to 
give us reading and writing. When 
we get back from class, we usually 
study till breakfast, which comes at 
11. Then we have our pundits, and 
study more if we wish to, and after 
tea at four, every one goes out to 
play tennis, sometimes on our own 
tennis courts, sometimes on neigh- 
bors'. There are many fine players in 
the Mararti mission and often some 
have been invited to play on ..the Gov- 
ernment House courts for entertain- 
ment of the governor of Bom- 
bay, who arrives here for the 
season soon after April first. { 

Tennis and invitations to dinner* 

Then we often go out to picnic break- 
lasts, not at American-breakfast-time 
.[remember, but at eleven. We 
usually eat in the woods and every- i 
one brings their servants to carry 
the food and sometimes there are so | 
many from the different houses that 
they do get in each other's way sphere of 
passing the food around. It really 
gives you a very luxurious feeling to teaching 
walk away from the picnic grounds . 
and do nothing about "cleaning up" p interns 
or.canying home, for in Enfield we}. • 
all went to picnics simply staggering fisting HI 
! under the weight of some large par- _ nar + \ n 
eel consisting of sandwiches, cake or c P 
other good things to eat. I am afraid rQ under- 
it will be bad for my morals. 

As yet I have not done very much jgf of his 
real missionary work, I am afraid, 
for we were in Ahmednagar just apable 01 
three weeks before we had to go. . , , 
away to school. While there most of nould. be 
my time was given to language 
study for I had a pundit twice a 
day. But I often went to the school 
■ to visit, and Sunday morning I spent 
<a little while with the older girls ; 
teaching them hymns. I sang for 
t them, too, and they were the most CSS SOme- 
I pleased when I sang the Marathi lul- . r 'r+Vc 
*laby that mother taught us to sing iacillties 
I many years ago. They all know it. c Q Pr | lir o 
Probably you know by this time, P cuuua ~ 
that we took a very long time to | r in the 
come out. We were delayed two | 


weeks in California, eight days in 
Hongkong, and tb.ree weeks in Sing- 
apore, and it took four boats in all 
j to take us from California to Madras. ' 
I From there we went by rail to our 
I final destination. Some think that 
j this was a trial, but I assure you, it 
jwas no such thing. I was very sorry 
j for the extra expense to, the board, 
j but there was nothing at all to do dversities 
i about it, and so we spent our time 
J in; language study and the rest of UCatlOnal 
I the time we enjoyed ourselves look- , ,'g around. In Singapore we had LOOlS nave 
plenty of time to visit all the mission . r 4.u prn 
^schools, and one morning I sang - OI mem 
songs to the kindergarten for a half :, u p wpa i. 
- hour without stopping, and then I c vvcoj^- 
had to stop because I ran out of *na- Graduate 
j terial that the children would enjoy. 
I feel perfectly at home now inthei that the 
Orient, andrl love it. If you could isee 
the beautiful foliage, the cool bun- 1 . As the 
galows and their wide verandas, the , 

roses and jessamine and wild or- ^e degree 
chids, you would ^understand why it ~t*cir\f>Y*r>\T 
is so lovely. I never did liKe the dold residency 
'Weather, and this I count one of ;the ; 
many compensations for being a mis- 

OH the pUj&s not? the famine is 
very -wwr^ and some ot the mis- 
sionaries feel that they cannot leave 
thetlfworte; to comei u» to the cool ; 
hills. $h£ rains f ailed to isohie this j 
yeatv and with the influenza epidemic 
and the orop failure, the poor, people , 
are threatened with starvation; 1 The I 

cian, whe 
whether li 

missionaries sa„- that this is one otj: i ng against the high rock, sending 
the most depressing times to arrive a spray 50 feet in air, making it im- 
in India, possible to pursue her. 

I am so glad that you are inter- We boast about our Mohawk 
ested in my coming and are giving Trail, Mt. Tom and iMt. Holyoke, the 
something toward the work. If you (beautiful scenery, good roads and 
were here, you would be assured that light refreshment stands. I feel our 
there is plenty of opportunity for sister state, "Maine,' can well mar- 
missionisLry woMe. There are; a .'great vel about its beauty. Last week we 
many Christians, but they need so motored nearly 100 milies by the 
much attention in the,, schools and .sea. This drive is called the "Shore 
churches, and belles; these there^are ; Drive," from Jonesport to Calais, 
practice a. so many more who need help. T*o j following the St. Croix river, pass- 
,i orY10 ii^ those of you who wrote I am very ling all points of interest to St. Ste- 
tne smaiie^ srate f ul, and I would write personal | P hen, N. B., where we enjoyed a 
nhvsirian<d ietters if W correspondence were,f ew nours of hospitality. The fam- 
^ " ^ <v not so large. I will send you some us Memorial bridge would have no 
Certain ad ,sna ^ sao k df India which I have more traffic than this connecting 
i j. , takenfwhen they are done. point between the United States and 

the disadv; With thanks and love to you all ? ; Canada. The .custom house officers 
, . j J f r om Frances B. Woods. were most courteous and extended 




Jicians iiiiii^w ^ 1 -'- •; ...- -tj: 
substitute fc- ^ 

during per£. A. I 
constant cc 
read, study 

an invitation to return again soon 
i'L We found the British soil very li 

ou^^ 3 uiviuc l"wet." 

• Yesterday we visited Eastport, the 

'most easterly point in the United 

, States. When we arrived we noticed 

~~ . MfM the fiags of both nations flying to 

TRIP TO MAINE X^ZX™ " G — '•, 

The parade was proceeded by thej 

If offices! ii w- 1 1 n/i n L A . ; ' Passamaquoddy tribe of Indians!, 

11 umccb i Hatfield Man Describes Auto f rom Pleasant Point, with their! 

Journey — Catches 98 Pound 

Mr. and Mrs. 

; band in full dress, mounted police, 
j Gov. Brewster and ex-Gov. Baxter. 
We were then invited to attend 
— - , the inspection of the Indian reserva- 5 

Edward A. Breor,< tion at Pleasant Point, Perry, Me. 

of the med 
pense and 
such a plap 

esqarv Si J their two sons, Robert and Edward, This is a quaint little village, with a 
a1 "' ou %f Hatfield, and Miss Venetta B. i population of about 500. Beautiful 
1 Sawyer of Springfield left Hatfield ; church and school. The priest, chief." 
Kppfoina 4/i July lltn °y motor, taking the trail and Indians, with their squaws and^ 
iiccpmg siu from Green field. Passing Ayer the children, were in line to meet the' 
rj^t 'trains were busy unloading supplies governor and staff. They had all 

1 lie spec and all along the route were autosi their pelts and baskets collected for 
j i filed with "Our Boys" going for twol display and we were most fortunate 

ueveiopmei wee k s ' training at Camp Devens. : to make a purchase from this good- ! 
j The shore dinner at Portsmouth ly number. The most artistic bas- 
; was our first treat, followed by a kets were made by a World war vet- 

> in the battle oi 
had his picture 

be active j 
and state r 
should, if i 
that traind 

._ good 
ences and ,: Tne &nore dinner at Portsmouth p r number. The most artistic bas- 

Specialty ' f ew hours on board the U. S. S. eran who lost a limb in the battle of 
r . "Ilex" at Custom House wharf, the Argonne. He had his picture 

attendance! Portland, O. C. Faulking- discharge and disability papers in a ' 
ham, where we left our son Rob- frame with the late ex-President 
ert to enjoy the two weeks with Woodrow Wilson with "old glory" 
Capt. Faulkingham and family. Ihung over head. Their children vary! 

The following morning we left}} 11 siz © and color. We were told they 
Portland, via Augusta and Bangor, ? inter-marry, and their children are 
for Jonesport, enjoying the scenery beautiful men and women. The In- 
untii we reached Gouldsboro, where dians were very sociable, "" and 
, we enjoyed a chicken dinner, and anxious to relate their habits and 
deavor tO < were surprised to find Capt. A. T. j sports. 

. 1 • i.l Faulkingham, keeper Moosepea'k During the governors' visit to I 
pital in nij Light -station, with his family, fath- Calais they inspected the location' 
matw^rp^ er and mother - Th ev motored 50 ifor the new "Cooper Dam" to he 
mcmci dic| mIteg t0 j 0in U3 at dinner. built at Lubec extending to Deer j 

Our stay at Moosepeak Light sta- [Island, New Brunswick. We heard it i 
tion will be a lasting memory. With h would take three years to construct i 
the radio, victrola and fog whistle the dam at a cost of $5,000 000 and 
we were not lonely. will make it possible to furnish wa- 

The view from this point, five ter power to all New England, 
miles at sea. is beyond my descrip- On July 23rd we attended the 
tion. We caught a halibut weighing celebration of the inhabitants of 
98 pounds in the channel near the Seals and Great Wass Islands for- 
lighthouse and we occasionally saw merly a part of the town of jones- 
a ship pass that might have been port. Me., in celebrating their in- 
headed for Rum Row, but the surf : dependence, and the victory that 
_rolling too high with breakers dash- they have won in a fight in the 

Maine legislature, which has lasted 
r<>r the lasl three sessions and 
Caused State-Wide interest. Thlfl, ter- 
ritory has an assessed valuation of 
around $3 2 5,000 and population of 
000 inhabitants. Three well kept 

course, and had to stop and get out 
and shovel in that mud which is of 
about the same' consistency as bread 
dough. Some job. Well, when the 
armistice was signed, we were up at 
Sedan and we had stayed in the 

churches, each lighted by Delco <L incs S?"\ *ft? time th * drive started. 
lighting system, and the schools are 
the mainstay in which Deals won her 

. We are making our headquarters 
with Miss Sawyer's parents, Capt. 
and Mrs. Charles W. Faulkinghara* 
of Jouesport, Me. 

Edward A. Breor. 


Letter from Private Fred 
Graves, Co. D, 302 Supply Train, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Graves of! 
Porter avenue. ; 

Dear Folks: 

Am grabbing off a few minutes to ( 
write again and let you know that 
I pulled through the war all O. K. 
Haven't been sick or injured, so con- 
sider inyseK lucky. Now that the cen- 
sorship rules are lifted, I suppose you 
want to know about some of my ex- 
periences. We left Hoboken April 2 3 
on the Leviathan, formerly the Ger- 
man liner Vaterland, and arrived in 
Brest May 1. We stayed overnight at 
Napoleon's old camp at Brest and 
jthen took a three days' and three 
nights' trip in French freight cars tot 
a village, where we drilled a month 
until we got our trucks. After we got f- 
them, we were put on the Lorraine^ 
front and there were initiated into f 
shell fire, gas and air raids. Believe^ 
me, it nvas a good one. Our head- 
quarters were at Baccarat in the 

Sept. 2 6 at 11 p. m., until the end. j 
TJie barrage that we put over theU 
first night was about the worst I was" 
ever in. Everything from a rifle to a nrovision 
naval gun a.nd all going as fust as F 
they coyld be loaded. I was dra'wing es in that 
small arius and hand grenades and! r 

had a good taste of it. Now that it is census OI 
over they have moved us back to a 
town called Bricon, which is only a ' ne answer 
little way from General Pershing's [ishins and 
headquarters. I just came in from^ P 
there witi* a load of gas tonight. I , nrovision 
have seen moat of the principal cities P , 

of France, having details with the pannot de- 
truck w&icfc took me around a lot ! 
France is all right, but give me the Le new re " 
g<3od old U. S. A., and I hope thevj u *. 

pejH* us back soon. I must dose now denC y> but 
g m candle is most out with level res identS 

Your son, 


April 1, 1920. 



s have not 
penings by 
, staff have 

S in the in- 

Former Hatfielder Relates Incident 
of Tobacco Growing. 

To the Editor of The Union. 

Sir: I was very much interested in 
reading Charles Porter's article about '. 01 patient 
the tobacco industry in Hatfield. It , . . 
brought me right home, for I was nVSlCian tO 
born in Hatfield and lived there 67 
years, and raised tobacco the same 
'Luneville sector and we stayed there a as my father before me. And that 
I about six weeks, after which we were j| brings me to what I have in mind. 
itransferred to Chateau Thierry. That; Mr. Porter tells about changing ir<; p p, nr | VP + 
}was the place where we saw hard? from the old-fashioned broad leaf to 1 ^ 

fighting, at Chateau Thierry, or the. 1116 so-called Havana seed. Now my Qr o 1KP thev 

5 father, Elihu Marsh, was the first man ^ aU5C LilC / 
^in the Valley to change. The first Isewhere. 
cases. We took 

the routine 
These are 

second battle of the Marne. We had a 
real taste of warfare. I don't believe 
I ever saw so much ammunition as 1 


year he raised 
saw Tn dumps that "tbi GermanTwere||| fr ° n ^ the poles earl y» sorted it on >n and resi- 
forced to leave behind. Our boys I , e s * a / k and tIed Jt ,nto sm all hands, 
were shooting gas and light explos- l**°?L%* n ^ leaves to the hand * and ns and resi " 
ive shells at the Germans that they R¥5?? £<!£%££. S^t" c 375 poun ^ np - the ohli- 
had made themselves and out of j' to the case. We did the whole thing & 
their own guns at that. Well, from! * n the curing shed. iand if thev 

there we were put over in^tlie Ar-J It was rather small leaf, dark shade I ^ 

gone forest On the left ftank of Ver-j and very glossy and handsome. At y there are 
dun. We drove the Heine out of [ that time Austin Jones was packing i 
trenches and past the old Hinden- j; tobacco for Levy & Newgass of New! among the 
burg line that Germany had occu-| York > Mr. Newgass going out into- ., , 

ipied for four years. They had dug-.i the country to buy and Levy staying DlinCll tlian 
OUts with electric lights, running wa- in th< * New ^ork oifice. It so hap-' 

<?uis wixn eiectric ngnis, running wa- *" v "° v c ™ ± ***■-*>. um^v. j U eu uap-i . nmintw 
, ter and all the comforts of home. pencd that Mr - Newgass called at our l ni > CUUliuy. 
tJThey sure did hate to leave them, place just as we were nailing up the- r t u P o P 

;ibut it was a case of have to. It took J a f one of these fouJ * case s- That ^X Ui U1CJ)C 
;jus about a month or so to run them to ^cco filled his eye full, and he in- 
out of the forest and then after that qu ' re f d the p ™ e ; , , 
it W&S easier. They did most of their ^ther not thinking he would want 
, fighting with machine guns as a '° av ff t £ 4 P n T\ * V V^S 

! rear *|ard adieu, but after we ran -£™ £»°l " ""''J. P ™ * 7 

'Ll^ "W"**, a w ' - j t. i -. j. iaK e it, lie said. The next dav it 

U them out of Grand Pre we had to, waa 8hippcd to New • Tork - 

I f carry in infantry in trucks in order to< parfcner receivea , t and, not knowing 
^ keep anywhere near them. The roads what waa pa id for it, sold it for 35 I 
I here were in awful bad condition and cents a pound. 
s we were constantly getting ditched as Austin Jones, Joseph B. Wight, W f 

i We had t$ run without lights, of H. Dickinson,, S. G. TTubbardl 'and ; 

Jacob Carl were the only dealers in 
town at that time. It must be nearly 
50 years ago. Hatfield Is a live 
town, quite a contrast from the town 
I came to. 

At the close of his article Mr. 
Porter tells about the Webster Box 
Company making 400 tobacco boxes a 
day. That sounds a little fishy from 
here. The average tobacco box takes 
42 feet of boards, something like 

Specialist an 17,000 feet for 400 boxes. Only 15 
r "men, 800 heads to nail, 1600 corners. 

prOVement to *aw out— if they can do it they'] 
ought to make money. 

Williamsburg, April 1, 1920. 

training in 



creased nun 
and (3) grea 
the hospita' 
petent men 

pi . U'l't The f uner &l of Mrs. Cornelius Hea- 
OI JllS aDlllti e y f wno died at the' home of her sis- 
nrnhlpniQ oter, Mrs. Margaret Lovett, of School 
piuuicnib <i gtreet Sunday nightj was held at St. 

olaVS in m< Joseph's church this morning, Rev. 
L ' . .Thomas Cunningham officiating. The 

Ithe admin] bearers were John Doyle of Chic- 
'O 'f +U ^°P ee ' William O'Brien and Edward 
Ur II trie <|Gorey of Northampton and William 
' j n r „ .\ Boyle, Patrick McGlynn and Michael 
qccu ui i>u« Hayes Qf Hatfield: Burial was in St. 

This leads j Mary's cemetery, Rev. Father Cun- 

ningham officiating at the grave. Mrs. 

hospital. jHealey is survived by her mother, 

. ,, , Mrs. Margaret Powers, two brothers, 

All these John and Lawrence Powers, and 

j tVjp r>i four sisters » Mrs - M - J. 'Ryan, Misses 

dIlu L11C P 1 Alice and Anna Powers and Mrs. 

Cents per I Lovett, all of Hatfield. 

hospital wi +h ~™^ ctcmdarris can easilv 
education ^. AUGUST TC, T920. ; 

from fifteen 
patient thiij 
protection i 
additional j 

Medical Sc) 

Today tic. 
specialties 2 
with medic, 
uate study 
aot conneci 



Cloudburst §nd Cyclone 
Roar Through the 
Valley, Washing Out 
Roads and Growing 
Crops, and Toppling 
Over Tobacco Barns— 
Fortunately, No Hail 

Tobacco growers in West Hftfield 
were hard' hit yesterday afternoon 
by the severe storm that came up 
shortly after noon. 

William E. Boyle's tobacco shed 
of 12 bents, 1:80 feet long, was lev- 
eled with the ground. Many of the 
timbers and boards were broken, but 
some of them can be used. The shed 
will bave to be rebuilt. Mr. Bovle 

estimates his loss at $2500. A shed 
belonging to John Wenzel, 90 feet 
long, was blown down, his loss be- Q 
ing $1250. John Fusek had a new.ji 
shed, 60 feet long, parfcally com- ; 
pleted, and this was blown over. His 
loss will be $500. 

Tobacco plants were blown down ; 
level with the ground and these j 
will have to be set up -again. Some of 
the leaves have been torn slightly, 
but the principal damage will be the 
amount of work required to set the 
plains up again. In some fields gul- 
leys were washed two or three feet ; 
deep and plants were left with their 
~oots exposed. 

At the West Hatfield underpass a j 
urge touring car attempted to passj 
•hrough the water that had accu- 1 
nulated, but the car became stalled, j 
The water began coming into the; 
.lo or of the machine and it looked | 
or a time as if the party might be 
under water. The chauffeur waded 
jut in the pouring rain and secured 
lelp. ' A rope was flung to the pas- 
sengers, who held on, While those . 
it the other end. pulled the car out. 
Those who assisted came out in rub-j 
ber coats and rubber blankets. 

There was great anxiety in Hat- 1 
aeld and Hadley lest there might be | 
hail, but there was an escape and 
the severe wind seemed to blow it- 
self out before reaching Hatfield. 
Some plants are down in Hatfield 
and Hadley, but this is only in 
spots and the damage will not be 
heavy. The ground was so thor- ' 
oughly soaked that the plants 
seemed to topple over by their own 
.weight. In places not only to- 
bacco, but corn lies flat on the 

Springfield, Aug. 15. — One of J 
;he heaviest thunderstorms of thej 
summer struck this' district yester-j 
lay afternoon, flooding the streets) 
arith watpr" nnttinc oV>~« «* «'flf>0 t.el- ; 
©phones out of commission, damag- 
ing electric light lines in several; 
places, tying up street car traffic on t . 
both sides of the river south of j 
Springfield and causing a number j 
of automobile accidents which were 
due almost entirely to the slippery 
condition of the roads. Westfield, 
West Springfield and this city wer§ 
in the direct line of the storm, but; 
towns north of Springfield, includ- \ 
ing Chicopee, escaped without aj 
drop of rain. Lightning struck j 
only in a few places and did little j 
damage. A house at 50 Westfordi 
avenue was struck about 4 o'clock i 
but the bolt did not aet the building! 
on fire.^ In Longmeadow a chim-; 
ney was knocked off a house but no ! 
other damage was done, 

Springfield was drenched by the 
prolonged rainfall and during the 
height of the storm the main streets 


in the business district were con- 
verted into streams of water. Ar- 
thur H. Woodward, division superin- 
tendent of streets, reported last 
night that there had been several 
washouts in various parts of the 

street was the seme of ?ight or 
nine automobile accldenta dim l0 
the slippery condition of the high- 
way. The most important. were 
near Chilson's corner and an- 
other near Grape brook. j n tn0 

ty, but that no serious damage had [ormer accident Charles Cheney of 

been done to the streets. The 
comfort station near the Adminis- 
tration building was flooded with 
about four inches of water and had 
to be temporarily closed. Pedes- 
trians found it difficult to "navi- 
£ ite" during the heaviest down- 

131 Hartford road, a mill owner of' 
South Manchester, was driving education, 
south when his car skidded and 7 /i \ r iari 
turned turtle into the ditch. Mr. ^ ' Oian- 
Cheney escaped Injury, but the hood program* 
of his limousine was damaged. A ' 

car driven by Morris Feldman of developed 
pour and many Sunday afternoon East Orange, N. J., accomnontp^ k» . .. 

P 1 :*re seekers were turned into ' Louis Becker of Newark and Harry J the iacil 
sheltet seekers until the rain; gchaeffer of the same city, 


snenet seeders until tne ram; gchaeffer of the same cuy, wuho q u n . n i r ~j~ 
ceased. Only two trees were up- going north through infield street, F hu^ilc^ 
rooted by the storni..^or,e on South, xeft the road and toppled over the 
Main street ard Jue on Acushnet bank. The machine rolled over 
avenue. tw0 or three times, and strange to 

TELEPHONES CRIPPLED. say , all escaped serious injury. Mr. ~ - qt 

Holyoke, Aug. 15.— A terrific Feldman sustained an abrasion onD- 
rainstorm, accompanied by a £>>w the nose. The machine was not 
peals of thunder and strokes of badly damaged. Another machine 
lightning, hit this city this after- turning off King street near Depot velopment 
noon about 2.45, raising havoc with hill crashed into the small building 
the telephone system. A total of used as a trolly waiting station. One 
about 500 telephones were put out' of the women occupants was wedged 
of commission and numerous wash- , between the machine and the buila- 
outs were reported. Main street i ing and escaped with slight bruises. 

r program 
charge to 

sources of 

in the last 

near South street was flooded with ! The state automobile road inspec-i i_ rn _ n j 
water, and street cars found some i tors had their wrecking car at worfcf & ucumiiu 

difficulty in proceeding along Main ) unraveling the several accidents 
street near that point because of the; BARN IS DESTROYED. 

large amount of sand washed on to Amherst Aug . 15; _l In a severe 

street railway company said that ' 

The need 

f graduate 


Wilbur" ' a"saumway & Son of jutting this 

traffic was not much affected by the 

Thompsonville, €t., Aug. 15.— A ever, was saved' by the heroic work 
terrific electrical storm, accompan- - f the fire department of South Am- nonstrated 
led by heavy thunder, hovered about berst with the assistance of the Cen- 
this village this afternoon. After j ter. The loss is estimated at SOUnd and 
about a half-hours display by the $3500. 

sharp lightning, a heavy downpour; The telephones of the town were 
of rain had the effect of suppressing' also badly affected, many being put 
the electrical effects and the storm out of commission for the third 
passed over to the northeast. Dur r ■ time within a week, 
ing the height of the storm the ===—== 

dwelling house owned by Louis lu * - _ 

Gamasche in the outlying district of 
the town was struck, the bolt ' 

South Amherst was struck by light- 
ning and destroyed with its con* i 
tents. The house adjoining, how ~ offered bv 

5 that wish 
content to 


the gable and passing 
through a window, carrying the 
window sash 50 feet over' into an < 
adjoining field. It then passed j 
down through into the kitchen 


All Hatfield was shocked and sad- 
dened Saturday afternoon by the death 
of Charles S. Thayer by drowning. He 

knocking the plaster off the wails! £Si2f ^S^xf 5 c Si°!„ on ** C £ 
and covering the floor with soot, 
continuing down the cellar the bolt 
splintered a heavy joist, tearing it 
to pieces and then proceeded on its 
course out of the house. Mr. 

Gamasche and his family were in a 
front room and were not injured, 
nor were they affected by the fumes 
of the sulphurous fluid which per- 
meated the house as a result of the 
unwelcome visitor. 

As a result of the storm Enfield 

necticut with E. R. Small and Mr. 
Small's young son Eddie, all of Hatfield. 
The canoe was capsized in the rough 
water, but the occupants made light of 
it, as all 7 could swim and they were" not 
far from shore. Thayer -started toward 
the bank with Eddie clinging to hi.-j 
shoulders, while the elder Small pushed 
the water logged canoe. Suddenly when 
about fifty feet from shore, Thayer sank, 
never to come to the surface alive again. 
Whether he was seized with cramps or 
was exhausted Will never be known. 

He was a strong swimmer, Dut had 
been in the water twice before that day. 
Eddie Small reached land unaided and 
ran to call help, while his father re- 
mained to search for the body. The 
accident occurred a short distance below 
Hatfield Main street and a large crowd 
was quickly at the spot. It was then 
about six o'clock. Grappling irons were 

Billings were the ushers. The bride wore 
i gown of light blue pineapple silk with 
lace trimmings, made princess stvle, and 
carried 21 bride roses. The maid of honor, 
Miss Villa Sampson, the bride's sister, 
: &lso wore light blue pineapple silk. Both 
gowns were brought from Porto Rico. 

During the ceremony the bridal party 
Stood under an arch of laurel and ox- 
Ohor secured from the Northampton police J e 3' e daisies from which was suspended a 
u 4 and the search was continued till after bell of sweet peas. Refreshments were 

he en1 dark but without avail. With early I served in rhe dining-room which was pret-« 

>lanne.*!>™ **j *&*«£ Z^H I °&?™^^ "ffi2r^\& 

- w ^^^ ™ *** ! prevailed. During the evening the bride 

■anidit' recovered a little below the place where.- j^d groom left in an automobile for a two- 
" it sank. It was located by L. A. Pow- weeks' 

e sp 
affect hi 

trip to Montreal and Quebec. Mrs 
• white wore a becoming gown of black 
sand white Panama with a black Neapoli- 
tan picture hat trimmed with Copenha- 
gen blue and white plumes. After their 
return they will go to housekeeping' at 14 
Seventh street, Springfield, and be ''at 
home" after September 1. Mr White is 
employed on the Boston and Maine rail- 
death president of the Hatfield Young *oad and Mra. White has been a popular 
Men's club, president of the Pebeum J T G o u ° s ,. W0 , 1 ? lan J m Hatfield. The presents 

I member of the choir of we A r r e &FP l *?& }o the guests and included 
a member or tne cnoir or a MoiTls ch air from the choir of h c 

the Congregational church -and a leader gregatipnal church, where the bride has 
in sports and all the activities of the sung for several years, china, cut glass 
y< ung people. silver, furniture, rugs and linen. -Guests 

He leaves a father, mother, two jere present from North Adams. Pitts- 
brothers and a sister of Miamiville. -** eld .'- w.ilhamstown, Brattleboro. Boston, 
Ohio a sifter, Mrs. V. H. Keller of |S^ d ' Northampton, Plainfield and 

Hatfield, and a sister, Mrs. Eugene -.- *- " , - ~ -. 

Lyman of Bangor, Me. He had made ltire fielcL-2±=£2^^ 

:0 all f ers. John H. Hubbard dove and 

brought it up. 

lOner I Charles S. Thayer was twenty-three 

1 . years old. He was loved by all who 

DllCe HI knew him and his clean, upright char- 

i , aeter was a power for good among his 

acceier v associates. He was at the time of his 

"the eye 
nime scl c 

f rPf11 , p J his home for a number of years in Hat- 
ncqucii! fidd wJth hig unde Ma] . or c g shat . 


HATFIELD. / <? of 


w^ldin 0Cia ! TrV ' thG S8aS ° n WaS th6 
were Barnard D. Shattuck, G. Raymond t( reading at the Congiegational church 

tuck. Simple funeral services were held 
Sunday afternoon at 3.30 at Major 
Shattuck's 'residence, at which Rev. It 

WhiL , 

1 • V Billings, David I. Mull-any. C Edward last evening of Miss Mabel L., daughter 

,CatlOnaJ Cowan, Don Graves and Robert L. $q of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Billings and 
c 1^ f Belden. There were many beautiful - 
I cnap ter, fl owers? prominent among which were S 
tpchnira tributes from his associates in the choir 

{ tecnnica and the Young Men , 5 club> The bodv i « 

have eill was taken to his home in Miamiville, 
< Ohio, and the funeral will be held there |- 

the deVCat 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon 

Hany Leslie Howard. The chuich was 
prettily decorated. The platform was ona 

short CO 


dotted with white crysanthemums, giving 
a pretty effect. Around the outside of the 
church were autumn leaves, evergreen and 

Promptly at 6 o'clock the bridal party 
entered the church. The bride was ac- 
companied by her father, and they were 
preceded by the maid of honor, the *bride • 
maids and ushers, A. Locke Norris of 
Northampton played the Lohengrin wed- , 
ding march as the party entered, and ' 

T eral pr£****ty Ceremony at Brides Home in 
1 Hatfield Last Evening. 

^Should ] A very attractive wedding occurred last 
. evening at 6.30 o'clock at the home of 

c matena air aud Mrs Merritt F. Sampson in Hat- 

fityped. ** F^fl* daughter, Bessie Sophia, J ^Sf °wL Tef JTA^ft 

" ^ was united m marriage to Herbert Henry gr00 m and best man, who entered from 

the side door. Rev. R, M. Woods per- 
formed the ceremony, using the double 
ring service. Mr. I/orris played several 
selections while the guests were 
bung in the church, aiso ajt :he receptior 
which followed at the house. 
Miss Laura Billings, the bride's sister 

n for iniH^'kite ot Springfield. Only a limited 
11 number of invitations had been issued, 

- niir q P qb'ut the house vras well filled with friends 
^ of. the happy couple. The bridal pr-oces- 
+l^rrlc U^fiion was led by six young women friends 
tJHUb lie f .the bride, Misses Charlotte Barrett of 
« .Qrmnc Br «"iebci'o, Yt.. Alma Waldeo of Will- 
r/ariOUJ iamstown, Bessie Holden of Plainfield, 

Lillian Hayncs o£ lork. Pa., Louise Wells wa 
and Ruby i::;: a, ell of Hatfield. They m^ms If.Snn ^ t ■ th *.* lldem * ld s, 
. came into the living room by twos, three - jllss f ? Ia " 0U and Lou ise Billings, cous- 
on a side, carrying a laurel rope. Each lus of the bride, Miss Edith Howard. sis- 
yottiig woman alio carried a bonqnet of ter 0± tl3Q groom, and Miss Reba Graves. 
•sweet peas. The bridal party passed be- -'J-'be bride's dress was point de'sorit 
tween these ropes to the strains of the over white silk, cut en train trimmed 
'■^ 0l \e?.^tt" march, played by Miss Jen- 1 with ducbeas lace. She wore a veil witl 
Northampton. The young orange blossoms, and carried bride roses 

women then formed a 
irty._ The single rin? s 

£jIa R '*^? YVoo ^s performing the cere- 
niond. Arthur Bardwell and Ravmond 

etvfce wa°s Ut u,?d e ' X ^ m l id . ot b ° DOr and bri ^maids were in 
hi olrt * hlte bwlss ' trimmed with lace and in- 

sertion. Ihe maid of honor 
red roses and the bri 

nuiiB anu maiaeu nair terns. Fred How i 
ard, the groom', brother, was best man > 
and the uahers wero Barnard 8battuok 
and Albert Billings of Springfield, the* 
latter a brother of the bride, Murray 
Graves and Thaddeus (J raves, jr. 

A reception followed at the' bride's resi-U 
denee and the rooms were prettily trim- 
med with palms, ferns, ground pine and 
autumn leaves. The stair railing was e 
banked with evergreen. The bride and i 
groom stood within an arch of evergreen d 
with white crysau them urns above, wnile 
they received the congratulations of their :( 
friends, the parents of the bride assisting L 
! Beckmann of Northampton catered ^ 

triends were present from Hartford Ct 
j Boston, Springlield,. Holyoke, Northampi !' 
j ton, Eastbampton, Keene, N. H. and l 
j Florence. One room was devoted to pres- 
} ents and they niade an elegant display 
lhere was$221 in gold and bills,cut glass* 
; silver, clocks, lamps, furniture, silver tea 
| sets, chafing dishes, carving sets, picture* 
i Jtc. Ihe Sunday school, of which the 
; bride is assistant superintendent, «ave a 
set of Temple Shakespeare, Hose company l 
No. 2, of which the groom is a member 
a library table and Sutter Bros, of Chi* ( 
cago a beautiful china dinner set The I 
bride's present to the bridemaids and the 
groom's to the best man and ushers were I 
baroque pearl stick pins. After avmort '' 
wedaing trip Mr. and Mrs. Howard will 
begin housekeeping in th S.H. Dickinson ' 
, house. The bride has been one of flat- I 
| field s most popular young ladies and has I 
- been very prominent in church and sociel I 
1 ty affairs. Mr. Howard is associated with 
Jus father, J. II. Howard, in the grocery ! 
business. * y 

<vth is to 
d should 
)wth. As 
3ii objeo 


is ef- 

.racter of 
tice. The 
field con- 
ag under- 
le latter's 
tention to 
i but also 
• that the 
3f his pa- 

the men. received a box- nf^™ riDg t0I ^^+; — 

d a box- of cigars 


1 Hubbard a Fine Football Player and 
Versatile Atlilete— Cap for "Jolmny" 
j Hart. 

! John Houghton Hubbard, 1907, of Hat-1 ^ 

j held, who has been unanimously elected. cU.*£ I *ilO 

I captain of the Amherst football team for 1 Tlie ^al Folks' fair Thursday evening )r bOtil 

' na ^-t- -™„,. : io m • i i toot with its usual success. Hie parlor; 

years old, weighs 1<o.j ahiing-rooai and booths were effectively aUSe of 


pounds, and is 5 feet 10% inches tall. He 
prepared for college at Smith academy, 
Hatfield, where he played left halfback the 

decorated with evergreen, . bunches of 

for college at Smith academy, | laurel and festooned oranges. The domesr *nOU°"h 

•hich Mrs E. Warner, Mrs ' & 

farst tnree years and m his senior year was> 


ric- table, at wl 

W. Belden and Mrs Porter presided, took =» more 
. i in $31.35; the lemonade, which was drawn " 
fullback and captain of the team. At ( l]p - with , an oId oakell bucket by Mrs E. M ' r c „ 
Kimball Union academy where he spent j y \ Graves , Mrs c> Abbott and Miss Ber- ir S P e " 
one year, he played right halfback and nil . e Cutter; $2: the candy table, which r „ cilltc! 
fullback and was captain of the team. I u . patronized t eepi ng Mrs H. Mc- results 

While in college he has been in every , G1 d M H Carl and Mrs A. . Wood , ., , 
game, playing right halfoack on the 1903 bn $28 fanc tabIe attended by Mrs etailed 
team and left halfback this season, besides f ;.- 'Barnes. Mrs W. Pease and Mrs B. 
captaining his class team Dotn years. In Y V ado, $07.00: Miss L. Billings and Mrs 
his position of halfback he has had a phe- i H - Marsh took care of the doll table, at 
nomenal record as a steady, aggressive and vvllich there were all sizes, small ones tin- i of hlS 
brilliant player. His all-around work has ' (ier the cal<e of a nmse and ] ai . ger - 
been an Amherst .feature. His previous j one p&yjag around a Maypole. This ta- on the 
experience as captain, his thorough knowl- b le took in $10.86. The white aprons, 
edge of the game and his general popular- 8o]d bv Mrs R Billings and Mrs C, Dick- ^ r jo] i n 
lty m college have made his election very ins( ,,-,. bro^t in $25.45. and the cut flow- ' llcU m 
acceptable. f , rs< so]d by M rs E . E . Eldridge and Mrs 

Hubbard has also taken an active part ; H. Belden, $0.15. An elephant tftat. dealt | 
in other lines of athletics. . Last year he j » n t , al1 , k mds of packages to the delight 
won hi, A iB track,- securing points in [^L^^.^J^fnd^M^^ 
both the low- and high hurdles. He was j den and secured $10.85. The kitchen, in 
also awarded the "Whitcomb cup, which is which there were a host of good things, ' 
given to the member of the freshman class was presided over bv Mrs R. M. Woods, ' 
who scores the greatest number of points \ assisted by Mrs M. Burke. Mrs W. Gore. 
in athletic contests. He is a member of : Mrs F. Pease, Mrs M. O. Graves, Mrs 
the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. At a F. Howard. Mrs E. H. Field. Mrs G> 
recent banquet Coach Hart was presented Billincrs, Miss Ruth Billings, Mrs "S. F. 
by members of the team with a beautiful Billings and Mrs Willard. "Supper tickets 

1 Were soM by Airs C. Belden to the amount 
of: $87.50. The total receipts were $271.13. 
of which amout $250 was profit. 

Mrs Knights and Mrs Snow of DeerfieM 
have been visiting local friends. — Mrs H. 
Morton has returned to Hartford, Ct.— 
Invitations have been issued for the mar- 
riage of Miss Pearl Kingsley and Louis 
Web ber. _ 

of the sign HATFEELD 

by such a ^^ th ^ ^^ \ Vi Wen§, i»rom- 

Tooofte ijatu| aat ^j d cit^a 

^iven sole Da|iitl miu WeUg> ag@4 g ^ 
:onferenc< ytara, on§ ©I t&§ most praminlnt 
size of the ^^^ of Hatfield, died in hit 

dt the abj 

home ©a Main tirtet* Sunday a£ter= 

nooa, at 4.80 o'eloek. Mr. W§U§ was 

tures are i the ioa of tht latt liieaa aad Louiaa 

i J Field Willi, aad has alwayi livid 

under guif n Hatfield. He rtetivfd aii eduea- 

fnrmq of i tion la the aublic goaoole aad re= 

lmaiaed at horn© oa tat farm uatil 

stress theslth© breaking out of the Civil War, 

( He enlisted in Company K, Fifty= 

■ second Eegimeat, Massachusetts 

Formal VS Volunteer Militia, in August, 1861. 

He was in the assault on Port Hud= 

Informs son > Louisiana, . on June 14, 1868, 

and he witnessed the surrender of 

ist are the the fort, on July 8, following. la 

_.. . 1864, he returned home and engaged 

reading iri n farming. In 1877, he was elected 

iAihf*r> tVn'c a director of the First National 

wnen ims> Bank> in Northampton, and has 

3al Staff CC been a director ever since. He was 

elected a member of the House of 

national r Representatives in 1883, and served 

. I , there for two successive terms. Mr. 

Ciaity and wells was a trustee and charter 

^neri^ltv ? member of Smi *h Academy since 

^ " 1871; he was president of the board 

education for 15 years, and was the only living 

; charter member of the board of 

III the pre* trustees. In 1890 he was elected to 

j t rfa position in the Smith Charities 

aency, tx| f Northampton, a benevolent insti- 

specialists' tutlon founded by Oliver Smith of 

r J Hatfield. He was singularly success- 

These 1} ful in administering the affairs of 

. J this institution, his long and varied 

enective t experience in dealing with men, his 

-nrrmletp his intimate knowledge of the people 
-Ajmpicic and affairs of the community, his 

relatively kin dly, sympathetic nature and 

7 earnest Christian character admir- 

3een deve ably fitted him for the delicate and 

, /difficult task of administering ehar- 

LlOn nas City. He was president of the Smith 

Charities from 18 91 until 1916, 

| early history ana genealogy of the 
\ Connecticut Valley. He and his son, 
Reuben F. Wells, are the authors of 
j a very interesting "History of Hat- 
•lield," published in 1910. Mr. Wells 
lis known throughout the Connecticut 
j Valley as a genealogist and anti- 
; quarian of note. It was through his 
efforts that the relationship between 
5 Mary Lyon and Sophia Smith was 
traced. Mr. Wells was one of the 
prime movers in securing the muni- 
cipal water works and was treas- 
| urer of the board of water commis- 
[sioners.for 19 years. He never 
trained to be a lawyer, but had a 
great deal of experience in that ca- 
pacity. The first estate he ever set- 
tled was in 18 70, when he settled 
jthat of Dr. Daniel White, for whom 
he was named. He was administrator 
^and executor of 70 estates. On Oct- 
ober 19, 1875, he married Hannah 
A. Belden, who died January 28, 
-1909. He is survived by two children 
T Reuben F. Wells, of Northampton, 
and Mrs. E. Cowan, who has made 
, her home with her father for the 
I past few years. The funeral will be 
held in the Main street home Tues- 
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, Standard 
.time. Rev. Albert P. Watson, pastor 
of the Congregational church, will 
^officiate. Burial will be in the Main 
( street cemetery. 


SEPTEMBER 12. 1912 


^ne of Most Prominent Tobacco 
S( Growers in New England; 
v Graduate of Amherst. 


las somet 

when he retired. Mr. Wells was^wtn 
active and prominent member of the 
Hatfield Congregational church, and 
was a deacon for 44 years. He took 

i great interest in the Sunday school, 
and the Wells Bible class was named 
for him. He was very much inter- 
ested in the affairs and history of 
j the town, was a member of the Hat- 
I field Historical Association, and has 
| assisted in compiling much of the 

| __, 

^Well-Know* Member of Church 
5 | and Grange; Was Trustee 
of Smith Academy. 


A man who would have been a River 
God if it were the fashion of the time 
to have River Gods, was Thaddous 
Graves of Hatfield, wlhsse death ee- 
cnxved at his Hatfield home today. As 
becomes those entitled to distinction in 
aii agricultural region, he died where 
he was born in a tine old farm home, 
Mieh as no where else in the world- can 


H the Lke t><> found as in Etatfteld street, lon« Illness. Mr. Warmer was for sev- 

a op and down for nibout one mile. il yeare an officer in the Connect- 

a ■ icut Valley tobacco Growers' Associa- 

[ fl Mr. Graves was taken ill on August tion and was d.-.-piy interested in the 
,, ::■>. ami on September :: lie h id a u 
of apoplexy, whkih rendered li'm uu- 

Mr. Warner took 
an active part in town affairs and 
_\v;is ;i member of Jerusalem Lodge of, 
d. - aisnoiis, in which condition be ^Masons, a Kn.ights Templar, a Mystic 
tttmaiued . till death otisne e'ght days;shriner, the Northampton Hoard of 
ai later. H<> was 77 years old. Tradii and the Northampton Elks. II o t , 

b; While a farmer in his later reusJ leaves hie v;if,: and thr,!C daughters, ^derating, 
gi he was always interested in public mat- ;V iS - ™ ch £ r6 Mushes of Xorriii^ton, . , 

.. \ .. . Conn., Marion B. and Maud F. at home. LIUZCCl SVS- 

w ters. and w : ,s a frequent coat. abator to | Th( , funeral wil] take place in the home X 

tn( the papers and a speaker at agricultural . in u lm street at 2.30 
tr !and political meetings. He was re- afternoon, Rev. I. A. Flint officiating.* 


SOlirceful in ideas and vigorous 

' j speech. 

*4 Mr. G rav- 



J ' ( Mr. Graves was bora in the house/ 
°l where he lived and died, November 1, 



1834, the son of Solomon and Saphia-* 

,. Morton Graves. He prepared for col- CHARLES E B WARNER 

sil j lege at Monson academy and Williston Qp HATFIELD DEAD 

ge J seminary, and was graduate 1 from] ' 

! etc! Amherst in the class of X836, After J Hatfield. June S— Hatfield lost c 

o'clock Tuesday in terpreta- 
t "lg. r 

.a for a con- 
)f repercus- 
b discerned 

courses to 



in the class of ISoti. After 
gJ'COaipleting a course in the Albany L -uv (of^uT'pioneei^farmers in the death of aid Special- 
School, he was admitted to the bar In Charles E. Warner, who died at his 
1-TkK, an-1 practiced law in New York 1 Elm-street hbme on Saturday evening-. nSldered as 
C : ty until ]8U7, when his health was I Mr Warner was $8 years old and had 
unpaired and he returned to Hatfield 'enjoyed robust health until this week, 2an periect 

to devote his attention to farming. Mr. L wh <f "^j***?? PJ^f^t^S? thPmQPlvw 
,, t , . p heat. Mr Warier was one of the most LXieHlSeiVeS 

g ro Graves has become known as one of successfu i fa wn\rs in the Connecticut , 
bar the prominent tobacco growers of the valley and hig Upmions and sugges- these short 
weij Connecticut Valley, for several years tions have always carried great value 
beg serving as president of the New Eag-,to the farmers tf this town. He was OI teaching 
hou land Tobacco Growers association with ' the oldest child of James and Louisa 

headquarters in Hatfield, He was a ;Longley Warner of this town, and are already 
member of the Congregational cmir/n. l w as ' married to Maria Fitch of this r . r ,. 

town in November, 1864, and they ate facilities 
I celebrated their golden wedding in 
iNovember, 1914. Three children were conferences, 


ty K a member of the board of trustees of 

k* s | Smith academy and a member of the 

bus Eraukha aB( j Hamjpslrre Harvest club, 

in which latter his genial wit, and 

repartee will be greatly missed. In 

|L_ former years Mr. Graves was master 

™ of Resolute Grange of Hatfield, and 

K SC3<S master of the state grange. 

j J( In 1868 Mr. Graves married Miry 

,' nelc : A. Hubbard, who survives him. Be- j 

sides his widow he leaver fi-e cfaildfen, 





Mrs. Wrliam C. Dickinson of Hatfiekl, son officiating 
Miss Laura H. Graves now in Luilo-i, [ 
Erg.. Mrs. John S 

born to Mr and Mrs Warner, Harry, 
^Edward C and Luda, Edward C. sur- aid of medi- 
viving. Mr Warner, besides his widow 
and son", Edward C, leaves a brother, v equipped 
James D., residing in California. The ;' ~ ^^ 
funeral was held from his home this 
afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev Al- 
bert P. Watson officiating. Burial was j-j; literature 
in the family lot in the Main-street 

with the Rev Albert R. Wat- position tO 

Carl of Hatfield, 

■ Mrs. Howard W. Dickinson of Boston, 

Thaddeus Graves, Jr., of Hatfield,, also 

nine grandchildren, and a half brother, 

Kin WiUbirn O. Graves of North Amherst. 

one" - " ■ ■ - ■ - - ' ■ '- - ""^ 














in < 






il oxxi rrr 

"r-^i ;t ins 

could send ma- 
t dvance to 




The Graves family association held m Ca ~ 

its 22d annual gathering in Grange I ate in his 
hall at Williamsburg Saturday. Al- 1 
though the first thing on the regular is are now 
program was the basket, luncheon at , 

12.30, many of the family arrived earl- ^ m & Week 
, ier in the morning to help get things ,j „..„„ t L.» 
• ready and to enjoy a little extra ^ia- - a OVer Ine 

Benjamin M. Warner, Active \ tin ^" About 50 sat down to*the 

luncheon. The women of the grange 
served coffee. 

At 1.30 the business mfteiVig wasT 
held. Following a piano du<t by Misses 
Dorothy Phelps and Est\ e r Cowles I 
President Julius N. Gra;es of Spring- 
field welcomed the n? em bers of the 
association to Willi? m shurg, 

in Town Affairs, Was 
Mason and Elk. 

HATFIELD, Jan. • 22— Benjamin M. 
the' ^' aruer > 64 years old, one of Hatfield's 

rece*>evst known and most progressive to- he made his home in his" vout 
by .1 bacco growers, died last night after a told of school d.~ 

where | 

s youl 
Uys and of his 





la more s« 
date in id 
( tion is fij 
'away to R 
will be u| 
s .ng his 
e ;erve hit 
s Dnly pr 
away stL 
Xn the &i« 
f medical | 
: only imp 
the physi 
: It has 
students : 
latter are 
are set i 

putting Hatfield Man at Hartford Meeting Says Farmers 
dents, ev< Are Ready to Fight, but Under the Law 
Any wid^ and Not Against It. 


+++ _ 

As cor 


frequent HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 12— Mera- 
; j rbers of the New England Tobacco 

bLUay. Growers' association to the number of 
Viprirp l? 100 attended the 26th annual meeting 
in Unity hall today. President Thad- 
eduratif deus Graves of Hatfield, Mass., pre- 
sided and made an address, during 
freni]PntWtu ch he discussed the tobacco situa- 

far-t that He referred to the attitude of the 
ld.CL uidCbuyers toward the growers and made 
. i i light of the claim that demand for light 
VnO keejwrappers is falling off. This claim he 
characterized as astounding, as it is 
penences sliding tfown "Clapp's hoi 
•low" on his father's "pung." His 
father lived o a the Edwards place on 
Village hill. One day after a storm, 
when he > a s eight years old, he went 
outwit;! his io-years-old brother and 
their father being away, they took 
t«£f pung and, having tied up the 
shafts with string, started down hill, 
rard the bottom, where the going 


a fact that in both this state and Mas- 
sachusetts the light wrappers are most 
in the market. Manufacturers of to- 
bacco are today, he said, paying the 
same price as during the last 20 years. 
He asked what the farmers arc going 
to do about it. They are ready to fight, 
he believed, but under the law and n^t 
against it. 

President Graves discussed the hear- 
ings before the ways and* means com- 
mittee of Congress and said that as 
usual this year a shadow hangs over 
the grower. Mr. Graves was re-elected 
was swiftest, the string noiaing the 
shafts broke, and the brothers ex- 
perienced the thrill of one of the earl- 
iest aerial ascensions ever held in this 
country. The debris that was once a 
pung was put together and returned 
to the barn. Late that night the boys' 
father cordially welcomed them to the 
woodshed, where the boys practiced a 
few new dance steps, but not the hesi- 





^Reports by the secretary and treas- '<»"»' *>J Mk-Hiel DuMci of Hatfield. 
urer were accepted, the latter show- | T "^ " f the fireplace* «re capadbiiii 
ine a small balance. Rev. Henry O; enough to take four foot logs. Old 
.• ri ves was represented by the reading ;<• <"•< have been tarn* in all of rhei 
o'f one of his poems and Fred T. At-; ami they have been equipped with dai 
kins of Florence played a piano solo, Jpera. The rooms contain h large amom 
The anniversary ode written by Rev. jof very beautiful old panelling and 
H. C. Graves was read by Mrs. Coiflea.1 wainscoting. All the woodwork of 
The (lection of officers was m»dejpainted white and the papers are repro- pportlini- 
through a nominating committee, E. ductions of colonial patterns. The dec- , 

F. Craves. Fred T. Atkins and Mrs.i nr:ition v ,, s (|o)i(1 hy (i , I)avis of not been 
Cowles, and the former officers were • x ort hampton. Mrs. Crawford devoted a 
re-elected, as follows: President. Jul-i ljn .,, . imollnt of time U) tho cholce of 
ius N. Graves of Springfield; secretary patterns and consulted specialist*? general 

Flora Graves Phelps of Springfield.-^ ^ Sprilufiol|| and K J Haven< b^rdl 

treasurer, Walter D. Phelps ; of Spring- Th< draperies arc chosen to »propriate 

field Additional piano selections ana ■» . r x A 

remln^cences finished the afternoon's ™tch an, .11 expend p.pes and rad,.,- d ; f ; t _ 
Iniu tors are tinted in harmonious colors. 

VV The Graves association is made up One of the finest features of the house pportuni- 
of families who count' ls a cornel cupboard in the dining 
room. In the electric lighting fixtures, 
the colonial idea is also carried out. 
Those over the mantel in the living 

of members 

themselves descendants of Thomas 
Graves of Hatfield (1661) and Hart- 
ford (1645). He was the first of the 
name to settle in the Connecticut val- room are 
ley» and many of his descendants liv- 
ing in the following towns were rep- 
resented at the gathering Saturday: 
Northampton, Hatfield, Sunderland, 
Whately, Williamsburg, Hartford, 

the stylo of old fashioned 
brass lamps. The reception room has 
^an indirect system of lighting, from an^OlS, ea.Cn 
overhead fixture in the center of the will 

room surrounded with glass pendants Will 

jsuch as wore common a hundred v e a rs ibject. In 
Palmer and Springfield. On the main ^ ou i amps an{ j oth er ornaments. J 
street of Hatfield the association erect- a I:!;i , ,, r g^ ^ Qm of feriiUure, mir-ices teach 
ed in 1905 a large bowlder on the site rors and andirons are family heirlooms*. ., 

of the old house-lot of Thomas ; of ewierations back> A]1 of the do0 ,. LCS rather 
Graves, and on a bronze tablet is + the ^ & ( co i onial pattern. , Pef i e H hv 

following inscription: ^his ston ' treatment ^^ ^ 

&^1^S^ a short 

this valley. He came from Hart 

.icast corner of the house, which has the . ~ 

sons, Isaac'and^alls covered with Burgess leather and >J ect tr O m 
John, in' September, 1661. Born in upholstering i the fejrniEiee in brown L ^ e j g R £_ 
England before 1585. Died November, leather. Old sheds have been torn down 
1662. His sons were both killed by In- at the rear of the house to give an un- physician 
dians, September 19, 1677." .interrupted view from this room toward 

-__ [the Connecticut river and Mt. Warner, itatement 

?vf^L' j - •"'--'-=-- At this corner of the house, on the prt ■nnder 

?T* \ V B T TO p"H Vt?V OK -fo-i «■ south, is a covered porch with a brick 
>l>Al, F EE hlAhl _^ l»lg floor ; The frout stoop is hm of brick< > rial that 

,^. J , ■ mmm „ ,,,11 ^^,^. ,, i ^ i ■ ■ ' <j n e f ron j. entrance has a Dutch door ; . 

HATFIELD heading into a quaint and attractive 'entecl as 

___ i colonial hall of small she. The con- irrraduate 

AS IT WAS IX OLDEX DAYS | tractor who made- the alterations in p 

The reniodellir/ by Malcolm Craw- ! the house was C. W. Whiting of North- H S rather 
1 f , A .. ,. . -, Ar . . ampton. The alterations included a. I 

lord or his residence on Mam street-,., , , c Itr^crnVn 

(,, , . ,- . . -Kitchen, pantry and storage rooms of HldkClcIl- 

nas made *t one ot the most comfort- , "■•'-. i.. ■ -, 

«i.i o j a • e ii i -.modern construction and - convenience, -.l «_« 

iable aud attractive of the houses of U r , -, * *~i ' -i • ) the 2fen- 

.„ . fi ,n i- 1 1 Modern and up to date plumbing was ' "^ gun 

K* ,V V *"?*• „ m f^T *T Ktfnfc Uj O Conner & JIcGvath of a decade 
* called the Fere* Nortllampton . incl „ mn „ !aTatork , s np ,, a aecaae 

{stairs and down in rooms used by mem- r O ted pri- 
bers of the household mnd guests. Be- , _,. 
fore any other alterations were begun ^HCitT ulS- 
ampton the hou^o has been restored as the ^le house was raised and a cel- 
1 was m colonial times It is not known ]ar wa5 him imder the ^ ol of it 
when it was built, but it probably dates 

Morton 'place. He was a great uncle of 
-Mrs. Crawford. Under the directiou of 
Architect Karl S. Putnam of North- ; 

back to the French and Indian period. 

Samuel D. Fartridge 
iscences of Hatfield in 



his hoy hood in 

This work was in charge of Peter Tur- ; 

geon of Holyoke. It was no small task ; 

to raise the mammoth chiinncy contain.- ■ 

iing four fireplaces and measuring (about ; 
the early part of the 10th centurj says ! folirtoeu feet bv , ix at the' base. An- : 
it was then a very <M house. It was ;other smaller cllimnev witll two fire . I 
then occupied by Camillas Chapin. Six j p]aces wag rftised The n0USG is , heated 
oU fireplaces have been restored as in : bj steam from a Simmonds boiler. The 
colonial times, four of them being re- Cellar is ^^^a to the ground level 
built. Ibis aad all the mason work was flnd hag hriek al)i(Te th . u to tho sills# 


























! * 

lio <. Q 
lunula tl 


ich resid 

^v?)tv^u o* sii 


Exercises Take Place i 
Modern Educational 


HATFIELD, Jan. 1— New Year's Day 
will be memorable here for the town 
dedicated this evening one of the finest 
school buildings in the Connecticut 
Valley. It is neat, attractive, up-to 
date in every particular and the town] 
is proud of such a structure. This aft- 
ernoon from 3 to 5 o'clock it was 
thrown open to the public and crowds 
went through the building from the 
basement to the third floor. The rooms 
were admired, and members of the 
building cor mittee guided parties 
through the sttticture, pointing out the 
many advantages. During the after- 
noon there were selections by Pi- 
orchestra, of Northampton. 


I wisely and well." 

he trusi i 11 ov 

1 iave in tl 

3t. Joseph's Church ami John E. the children of Hatfield 

Porter,' who 

Ihouse, dresided. Mr. Porter in- H s hear ongral 

that the duties of the presiding ' (ions for the beautiful being 

re to introduce the speakers ' dedicated 
and keep himself in the background. The address 

•hew J. Ryan represented the | William Orr. deputy commission 
building- committee. He declared tha ition and former principal of 

9 i Smith Academy. The exercis 

II." | 

<-r t" t hose who | t ~J 

<.f //' 

Id. Re\ . \v. B. ! 

ar,' who wj^ a member >>f the F*o >rmor pastor of Si I ^' 

tmen and building committee and \ Josephs Ohurcl of his interest ^^s^ 

e prime d the new' in Hatfield and in its ^imni buildings. ^^ 

beautiful building to the children of 

• d for educational purj 
said that the prosperity of any com- 

with a few words from Rev. 1. \. 
Flint, who pronounced the benedi 
The building is of brick, with trim 

[ICIU.V V L QJXJ v > >i 1 1- -. ■ "•■> ' '"^""> »a "' • 'i iv rv. \\nu LI III] - 

munity depends on its schools and Hat-'X mings of cast stone, the steps at the 
field spared no pains and no expense main and side entrances being i 
in the building dedicated How well the? rnent. It is two story, with 

committee had succeeded, those who and attic and contains eight school- 
had examined the building could de- rooms, tour on each floor. lighted 

He declared that Hatfield always ; large windows on the east side. The]*, 
favored higher education, had believed n corridor runs along the west side of j 
in adequate school buildings and in m the building, so that no light but that • 
ble corps of teachers. It was one: ; from the east enters the school rooms ISC 

On the first floor is a large supply ! 

r the School (.'orn- 'respOII 

of the first towns in the valley to ac- 
cept the State law allowing a superin- 
tendent district. Hatfield had been 
- its educators, for there was 
Oliver Smith, who founded the Smith J and a 
Agricultural School, which is filling a /basement contains 1 play room 


11 need in this part of the State.** ^^^"T/'y 

ield gave through Sophia Smith, "lire la-fso cioak rooms eonnecteci wH H* n o- (-p/p 
College, which is known the Ceacn. senooT room anc the cornel nf o/r^ 
— z — : ~ iravp DUDDiing lountains for drinkins ,^£~: 1 

^ -felt need in this part of the State. " 'Hoy*? arid "Ifls ana toilet rooms 

ami suponritenoVnt. Hn the"*'' 1 \^~ 

"oo" is the prim-ma. I s orrTcv T $C tb 

> teachers. Thr/ / / 

for both > \er\(/eA 

ana : pa j^'L's^v. 
had The foo 


ms are beautifully tinted" I . 

Ifle celling being fit^aC U 

world over as G ne-C the largest and 

of women's^ conges. Hatrield " 
other generous" Cflzens and not 

in— a — ngiiT — g r een 
was Samuel Dickinson, who gave such a light shade of green that i 
ihe site of the new school building, [-seems almost white. The desks arete eCll 
Another generous citizen was Jonathan what is known as all-steel, the backs 
E. Porter, who made up the difference "and seats being of cherry. The floors d OI 
ween the $40,000 appropriat- "are of hard pine and the woodwork 

is North Carolina pine, stained a dark preS( 
satin. There is the indirect heating "• 
system; both hot air and steam being 
used. There are four large furnaces 
That supply the school rooms with an 

ed by the town and the $45,008 that 
the schoolhouse cost. Mr. Ryan in- 
sisted that the new building would 
maTk an era in education in Hatfield. 

There was a selection by the orehes 

ra and then Superintendent of Schools J abundance of hot afr, which is sup- 

rds spoke briefly of the ! Plied in a way 
asres of such a building to thejlation. The a 


ive perfect venti 

orridors and the smal 

O. J 
advanta, . 

of Hatfield. Miss Mary Breor. rooms are heated by steam. 
principal of the school, suoke of th a! lath has been used and th^ 

pleasure that she and her assistants plastering is asbestos cement. . giving 

would find in teaching in the new ample fire protection. The rooms are 

schoolhouse. lighted by a semi-indirect electric, 

^ t_> W, ™,. „!,„,,„„„ - f +1 , a Q„ h „,,i system and the building is supplied 

lew years Old buildings were so 

The committee having charge of th 

crowded that it was necessary to have 

building included A. B. Breor. Thad 
deus Graves and John F. 0*Dea. the- 

certain Pupils at the forenoon session — members of the School Commit- \ . + 
and others durmg the afteyioun This , ; y{ ^.^ \ vm g t,w 

was done m spite of the fact that it - T T t,,^^,,, +v ,„ m.«21^^ «*./i i ' ° 

\" l "^ icl " 1 l "" 1 ""J. J. Betsold, the three Selectmen, and 
S atP ]a ^- . J. E. Porter. M. J. Ryan and O. E. fe tim^of 

When - - - Bekien, the three outside citizens. A. i 

iger turn their}, McCormick of Holvoke was the v'ileS^OT 
matter was taken up in town meeting, i contractor, the heatins: plant was in-! j^v 

In January a year ago a special meet- sta ned by the Stone-Underbill Heat 
bag was called and the result was an ; in? and Ventilating Company. Bo 
appropriat and the build- t011- T he plumbing by J. P. Ryan, East- >r . ft^rnVc 

ing dedicated this evening. There was hampton. and the electric lighting and 'O.uciiica 

fc ~ izevtheir 

s ~: /I 

B. Mc- 

he contractor, said a word riose Oilier aupntaii' 
uiilding. calling attention to be, neia fuext oepwmue* 


another selection and then A 

Cormick, the 

about the I 

its many advantages. 

O. E. Belden. secretary of the School 
Committee, presented the keys to the' 
committee and the trust was accepted 
"-.airman A. B. Breor. Mr. Bel- 

"In behalf of he School Committee 
and the citizens of Hatfield I present 
these keys. May they be used to open 
the doois to higher learning and high- 
living/ In years to come may this 

uildins of time and 




hot be H. Dickinson pa 
birthday very quietly at her 

home on School street Tuesday. Mrs. 

Dickinson is quite active for hei age 

alu i is able to be about the house arid 

;,., ride out. 

, i8 a cool veg^tablfl 
ed fro; ' Of 

cement wall 

rat * ,nead/ in 


Two unique feature ere pacing back a 

vault with 

in the base of the bi; 

since the 


tne elevator well and 
h he and Mr. I 

6 forth while 
or and a mo- 
on a 
Crawford, one a fireproof Btora?< f)f rolling pipe, recovered hirn- 

a heavy cement floor built his companion. Mr. 

chimney. r > warned him to keep aw; 

u tte telkhead rat „;,, wLlch £- *- the e.eva 

'ha iBtructed "»'-•"*'•' o1 r mi g ht descend suddenly. 

,. _ - , that a wheelbarrow can be A momen t later the electr* 

reading a - *«d ^ ^ ^ n h r - ,^^^1 ^S 

ThisexpkcntcV of the step*, also tf cement >;o round brtgd a^^SSJSS fa** 
r , ,], to- interfere with the use ^b^ and drawn into itf but stl]1 ho]d . 

With OUtll of th ( Hng on to a beam near the corner. Mr. 

, 0f * , VJ ci Fowler made a dive and grasped the 

lectures Ivjl Tfalline man's coat, but he was just 

lectures lv^ FEBRTJARY t 19 l ffi M e , for the doctor ^-^ 

mCanS ° f ir - - ^Yer" a hand andThl SSo^SuSSS 

'^^airhf^u^se^ra^^on ^ 

« C ana h aAhe %$e£™5o?Z ■ 
fthese beams threw him into the next 

shaft and he landed on the platform 
Jof that elevator, which was at the 
'fifth floor ^>r this he v 

have fallen clear to the basement as 
! the elevator in the shaft he started 

down was at the top floor. 

Dr Allis was picked up by 
r workmen and taken in an unconscious 

much echDr. D. Hurlbut Allis Plunges l < 




While in j 


Into Third National 
Elevator Well. 


dressing r 
ized well- 
Staff co CAUSED 

of scientii 

tinued ec Well-Known Springfield Den- 

and other tist Dies on Wa Y to 
internship Hospital, 

are effecti 

Dr. D. Hurlbut Allis of 141 Mill 

that gene Street, a well-known Springfield den- 

i tist, was almost instantly killed at 9 

tnese eXC(j vjock yesterday when he fell from 

making" Si the mntn to the fifth floor in one 

of the elevator shafts in the new 

erS, thoSQ Third National Bank Building at llar- 

\ risen Avenue and Main Street. It is 

programs; thought that the hight caused dizzi 

* " j'ness when the doctor looked down 


on the 

The police ambulance was 

(summoned and made a swift l»p to 

Hampden Hospital but the doctor 

died on the way. Some idea oi^the 

force of his impact with the iron 
can be gained by the fact that 
kpin in his tie was bent almost 
double and other articles in his pock- 
ets were bent and battered. 

Dr. Allis was born in Hatfield, Aug. 
10, 1867, the son of Daniel W. and 
Jennie Hurlbut, coming to this city at 
an early age. He received his early 
education in the Springfield schools 
and was graduated from the Phila- 

i n 
Qjjthe elevator shaft and in spite of the { 
J efforts of James B. Fowler, an elec- 

in2"S COni trical en £ ineer > wno was With him at 
o ' i the time 

Xhe Q-f into th€ 

ine gt fifth flo , 

of the accident, he plunged 
the elevator well as far as the 
>or, where his further fall was 
lf^Hincr n Dloc l <e ^ D > F one °* tnc elevators. When 
leaumg H picked up he was unconscious, but 
, • • alive. The police ambulance was 

training, called and rushed him to Hampden 
Hospital. He died before .reaching 
the hospital. 

Dr. Allis was inspecting and 
•seeing the fitting of new offices on the 
ninth floor of the new building. With 
hirn was Mr. Fowler, who had charge 
of his electrical work. They met in 
the building shortly after 8 o'clock and 
proceeded to the ninth floor in one of 
the elevators, w r hich are 'ncomplete 
and at present consist of merely a 
platform for the workmen. At the 
end of half an hour the doctor decided 
to go down and accordingly stuck his 


'•..-, ■ v 

Wcll-Known Dontist Falls Into Elevator 
Shaft; Dies on Wiry to Hospital. 

of S 

1888. Of) 
Nov. 24, 1904, he married Flora May 
E Castle of this city and they had one 
0< child, Catherine -Hurlbut Allis, now, 

sehoi »t )0 « t 10 y ears old - 

* sist , The doctor was formerly a mem- i 

office ber . of the " 
and various 

HATFIELD, June 3— Miss Margaret 
!' Woods, daughter of the late Rev. Rob- 
ert M. Woods, and Rev-. Randolph Sea- 
man Merrill of Paterson, N. J., were 
married in the Congregational Church 
at 7 o'clock this evening. The audi- 
torium were filled with friends and rel- 
it was to have been an out- 
door \,edding, but weather conditions 
were unfavorable. The auditorium was 

Well in- 

Memorial Church and at . 
times had been deacon and |j a 
V'r Sunday School superintendent. In \ 
' [;! ifltpr VM rs he attended South Church wero uouavoraDie. xne auditorium W&s c .1 * c 

5 He wall member of the SprinS h™""/ decomtod with laurel and wW the aims 

,,>od g e ot Masons, the Wlnthrop Ch.b | •££& °° mm0nly kn0Wn " brtdal " en appre- 
,\ and the Country Club of this olty.Dr. W ^ t Vh« ,h,™i, ,„,„,„ M „_„ „„ „„,, d PP lc 

fiSS c^r^^HnSerSelnS o^S/nf^^p^i.^y reading 

-hS n =7an^^^ 

|-.omi his profession. Besides his wife and 
iZij little daughter, he leaves one sister, 
' H. Wilkinson of 136 

field , 

in th Jy 



Mrs. Edward 

Mill Street, and one brother, E. Mil 
ton Ullis of 115 Garfield Street. ' The ! 
n a funeral arrangements are not yet 
G f jj completed. 

cel>t Dr. Allis' brother, E. Milton Allis, 
tend was due to arrive ia Jamaica yester- 
nnto day, with his son, Jairus, and will be 
Oliv« >unable to get back in time for the 
Agri funeral. Mr. Wilkinson, Dr. Allis 
Ions' brother in law, is in New York at- 

H:~ tending the funeral of an aunt 
g m i1 returned last night. 

ool train- 
that pre- 
. He will 
men well 

(material. On either side of the pulpit 
were small white birch trees, and a 
row of these was around tro gallery 
railing. At the entrance of each of 
the pews from the center aisle was a 
wreath of spirea. 

W. Woods Chandler of Simeburv, ' 
Ccnn.,. cousin of the brids, played the 
bridal chorus from Lohengrin as the 
bridal party entered, the Temple quar- 
tet of Northampton singing the words. 
The ush?rs, H. Wottoon Burnett of 
Amherst, Lewis Stilwell of Newark, N. in 01 the 
J., Harold Berger of Syracuse, N. Y., 
Dut 4 and William G. Porter of Merchant- n, he also 
ville, N. Y.> led the procession. Then 
|p* ■' -"^rcame the twc flower girls, Anna Lacy ^plication 

; of Arlington and Jean Belden of Brad- " 
j street, scattering pansies. The four [ s reading 
! [< bridesmaids, IMisses Mary, Frances, \ & 

KINGSLEY. 3 Grace and Dorothy Woods, sisters ofL ow | pf Jp. p 
r . , . a the bride; the maid of honor, Miss ^uwicugc 

Mrs. Mary Emelme Kingsley, aged charlotte Woods, another sister of the j 
0, wife of Seth W. Kingsley of Pros- \ bride, and the bride upon the arm of j 

her brother, Josiah B. Woods of Hart- j i r 

ford. The party was met at the altar LOWS uen- 
by the bridegroom and his best man, , 

J. R. Merrill of Paterson, N. J., his Ig Several 
brother, who entered from a side door. 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. becomes. 
Dr. L. Clarke Seelye, president emeri- 
tus of Smith College, assisted by Rev. - informa- 
Irving A. Flint of Hatfield and Rev. 
Dr. W. R. Waldo of Paterson, the pas- cnpVj nut- 
ter of the bridegroom. The double ring OL ^ lx WLAU 
service was used. At the recessional .~ j y\ V ^ r f\ 
the Mendelssohn wedding march was dl P icll/U " 


S. W. 


oth( — 



A no 

E. J 

of % pect street, died Saturday evening at 

ed the Chapin Memorial hospital in 

where she had been taken 

gf t Springfield, 

mai for an operation the first of the week. , 
T] She was recovering from the opera- j: 

tra tion and was thought to be getting 

2|» along w T ell, but suffered a shock Sat- ) 

+oW urday morning that proved fatal. She | 

prh was born in Hatfield Oct. 10, 1846, the k 

pies daughter of Quartus and Julia Ann 

J™ (Wilkiei White, and was the last of 
the White family in town. She was ' 

Gor married April*29, 1868, to Mr. Kings 

call tey, who survives her. She also leaves 

in two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Lamb of i I sh ? carried a oouquet of lilies of the 

i'ev Tamaira Plain nnrlMr* TTp-rho-nf t* h^iley. The gown of the maid of honor ie 

cro t a JSSi nf w^aj? a* . erbert ?' I was blue taffeta and pink georgett 

:ive grand- ft crepe, and she carried pink roses, p though 
Misses Mary and Grace Woods wore ' ° 

blue taffeta and Misses Frances and with the 
Dorothy Woods pink taffeta, and all 
carried bouquets of pink &nap-drag"ns. +U e ] after 
The little flower girls were in white, L11 ^ acill^a 

The bride's gown was white satin r * COlirSeS 
■A trimmed wdth chantilly lace r with veil 
fi\ caught in cap effect, court train and 



anc children, the children of Mr. and Mrs. 
wa Smith. The funeral will be held at Li 
wa the residence Tuesday afternoon at 

vise ■■ ;• f 

1 1 ing 








Woods-Merrill Ceremony in 

Congregational Church ; 

Decorations Pretty. 

carrying baskets of pansies. f ~ ~ 

A reception followed at the residence l ■§ £ 

of the bride, and more than -200 guests s: 

. were present. The rooms were deco-^c^ 

1 rated with lupine and bridal-wreath, t <s £ 

r Mr. and Mrs. Merrill received many f->-> £ 

presents, including a large sum of - 
:l money. Guests were present from Bos- 
ton, Kansas City, New York, Spring- 
field, Holyoke, Northampton and En- 

Mr. Merrill is a graduate of Amherst 

College, class of 1913, and of Union 

Theological Seminary, this year. He 

was ordained in the First Baptist 

I Church in Paterson in May and has re- 

| ce'.ved a call to the Baptist r 'hurch 

in Kennet Square, Pa,, where he be- 

gins his duties July 1. The bride is ^ §• 

i a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, £ c 

i class of 1913, and has since been teach- d 2 

I ^ | fc | ing in ^ Hatfield. For the last three 

tea ^ 

5 v 

y the 


FEBEIjAKY 16, 1016. 


ourse. TO 
cvanged th! 
cbovered ii 
cbe to take 
sm single b 
t Groups 
siive to thi; 
eprovide in 
sor resrion 
the same 
e enough. J 
v would nee 
)keep up t 
c carry the 
Ejects coul< 
s teacher cc 
share of tb 
every four 



Building in 
Purchased by College 
Alumnae, Has Been 
Restored to Its Former 
Condition— it Will Be 
Used as Haven of Rest 

for yearly 

by a medi 

ments to 

would rel: 


* Cost and 1 


s Iftheti 
j- this can t 
c does not ] 
p,to such t< 

there until their deaths, when it be- 
came "the property of Sophia. After 
Sophia's death the property was sold I 
to the Smith academy and then, to H 
Ly sander Craffin, but fell by mortgage i 
back to the aead^ay In 19X3 it wi 
\ purchased by AuT-in Wood. He made j | 
| repairs on the house for its improve- ill 
,1 ment and betterment, which are now 
j being torn out to put the house into ! V 
its original condition. Some of the || 
j! older residents of Hatfield who op-jj 
j posed the changing of the location of 
H atf i e I d. Tthe college from Hatfield to North- 
ampton did not approve of the action 
of the college alumnae in taking out 
the repairs that were made by the last 
owner at this time. They think it is 
the height of foolishness. 
The possibility of purchasing the 
Sophia Smith birthplace was brought 
,, before the board of directors of the 
j Alumnae Association in 1914. The 
j board, however, did not feel that it 
■fXi- r^lf^n^ G + ,,oJ«^+^ could take any action before submit - 
TOr l/Oliege OtUaeniSr ting the matter to the general associ- 
. i rx. i , , ,. ation. Just before the meeting of the 

and OtherS-r- Interesting^ alumnae council in February, 1915, the 
l-. : — . . . ___ , property was bought by a resident of 

History TOld Of Donor S l Hatfield to protect his own adjoining 

property from undesirable neighbors. 
Will and SOUrCe Of MisS He expressed himself as willing to 

a sell the birthplace through the asso- 
ciation at the council meeting and a 
committee, of which Miss Mary Thayer 
Smith, '90, was chairman, was ap- 
| pointed to investigate the matter thor- 
i oughly. _ : 

Miss Thayer's report was received^ so 
1 favorably by the council in June that 
it recommended that the subject be 
referred to the alumnae at the annual 
meeting. The result was that the 
birthplace has v since passed into the 
hands of the Alumnae Association of 
Smith college. A committee compos- 
ed of Miss Martha Wells, '95, chair- 
man, Miss Mary Thayer, '90, Miss Lois 
James, 1904, Miss Marguerite Wells, 
'95 and Mrs. Dwight Morrow, '96, was 
appointed to arrange the details of the 
purchase, to furnish the house and to 
formulate plans for its ultimate use 
and disposition. The money for the 
purchase of the house was enthusias- 
tically subscribed within 15 minutes 
after it wa~s suggested at the alumnae 
The amount desired for the 

Smith's Wealth— How 
College Came to Be Lo- 
cated in Northampton 

Within the next few months, the 
old Sophia Smith homestead in Hat- 
field will: be in readiness to be put into 
use as a refuge for tired students, fac- 
ulty and : alumnae from Smith college. 
For the past several months workmen 
have been engaged in making exten- 
sive repairs and now the work is j 
drawing to a close. 

The birthplace of Sophia Smith, re- 
stored and refurnished as it was in j 
her day, will be a fitting memorial to 
a brave pioneer of education. It will \ 
not be a dead museum, but a living 
reminc^r ofcthe plain, austere and dig- ( 
nified ways of a courageous woman meeting. 
who planned for a higher education j probable purchase was four thousand 
of her future sisters. dollars. The old homestead and the 

Under-graduates for generations to jj new house stand side by side 
come will come to know and appreei- i east side of 

ate the founder of Smith college be- 
cause her simple New England home 
will be before them at all times. A 
considerable amount of the following 
story was taken from various issues 
of the Smith college alumnae quarter- 
ly. Other facts were secured from 
books and from interviews with col- 
lege officials and residents of the town 
of Hatfield. 

Austin and sister, Harriet, lived 

Main street in Hatfield. 
The birthplace is a modern two story 
and a half wooden house with large 
trees in the yard, and a vegetable gar- 
den, and barn behind it. On both 
floors there are two large rooms one 
on each side of the small hall. 

The original purchase did not in- 
clude the barn or garden plot in the 
rear of the homestead, but the pur- 
chase did not seem complete without 
them. Last fall the comniittoe ija 
charge of the birthplace held a meet- 

complete within a few weeks. 
Tic committee has spared no pains to 
on ain a correct, idea of the interior of 
Hi' Smith homestead. They have 
bejpn frequently in conference with 
Da»iel W. Wells, a nexl door neigh* 
bor or Sophia Smith's, and he has giv- , 
en i hom much valuable information as 
to the condition and description of ihe ; _ r t ^ 
inferior of the house during the time er Ior me 
whcii Sophia Smith lived there. Miss 
Harriot C. Billings of Whately, a ' 
cousin of Sophia Smith, who formerly hers COuld 
li\ed in Hatfield, was also able to give^ 
important information. , Rev. John M. states SUCH 
Greene was very helpful to the com- . 

mHtee as he remembered many details -OUFSe. An 
of the furnishing and wrote out a full' j t m % 7 ^ 
description of the first four rooms. cu LU & 1VC 
The committee has endeavored to se- ;ystem 
cure Sophia Smith's own furniture for ' 
the house. They have canvassed the^ravel and 
neighbors and older residents of Hat-*: 
field and adjoining towns quite thor- [O $25 per 
oughiy and have been greatly reward- 
ed for their work by obtaining several 
pieces of furniture belonging to Sophia 
Smith. From Miss Fanny — isj 

Smith, '84, the Association received as 
a gift, six chairs of the original Sophia 

ing in Hatfield and voted unanimously 
to recommend to the board of direc- 
tors of the Alumnae Association the 
' purchase of the additional plot of 
ground. The directors took the rec- 
ommendation under advisement and 
then voted to make the additional pur- 
chase. The new plot extends almost 
to the river terrace and safeguards the 
property in the rear and assures the 
homestead of its proper setting of gar- 
den and door-yard. 

The committee selected Karl Scott 
Putnam of Northampton as architect, 
and after looking over several photo- 
graphs of the homestead, as it was in 
its original state, he drew up plans 
for the remodeling of the building 
which would bring it as near as pos- 
sible to the condition it was in when 
Sophia Smith lived there. He gained 
much valuable information by consult- 
ing several of Sophia Smith's old 
neighbors, including Mrs. Batchelor, 
who lived in the house soon after 
Sophia Smith moved into her new 
^ Jace. The architect submitted the 
plans to the board of directors and 
with a few slight changes, they were i, 
accepted. The plan includes the ad- [j 
dition at the north of the house, of a < Smith's parlor suite. Miss Anna H. education. 

al schools 

i responsi- 

cellar way and a bedroom formerly 
used by Sophia Smith's brother, Aus- 
tin, but torn away when the house 
was modernized three years 'ago; the 
finishing of a bedroom in the rear of 
the second story; the rebuilding of a 
large, old-fashioned chimney with a 
fire-place and bake-oven in the dining 
room; the rebuilding of the front en- 
trance porch which had been consider- 
ably changed in recent years; the re- 

Billings, Smith, '91, has promised a 
blue and white soup tureen and -a mir- 
ror and has given Sophia Smith's sam- 
ler. Mrs. Wm. H. Billings of Hatfield 
has given her silver cake -basket. 
President Emeritus L. Clark Seelye 
has donated a Queen Anne chair. Miss 
Harriet C. Billings has loaned Sophia 
Smith's mahogany sideboard, six din 1 ting Only a 
ing room chairs, and some- old china, j . - , 
From Mr. Wells and Rev. John M. (ICtlOn that 

tion to the 
|bal schools 

storation of small pane sash in all the Greene 

windows together with old blinds and 
fastenings; the installation of the ori- 
ginal two panel doors where these 
have been renewed; the relaying of 
the old' wide flooring and the restora- 
tion of the old iron hardware on doors 
and cupboards throughout the house. 

The house is eovere(Twith a slate roof, f « neriorf TO „«t 

but because of the increased dagger of ^ pie .ent ?o lee ion 
fire if this were changed, the change*} 
will not be made. The committee does, 1 

they received large photo- 
graphs of Sophia Smith. A cherry 
dining room table and a small sewing 
table of Miss Smith's have been ob- 
tained by purchase. 

It will be necessary to get reproduc- 
tions of some of the original furniture 
which cannot be obtained, or pieces 

be added to i 

When the Association had complet- 
wiii not Demaae. J^Y^^S^ ed the P^hase they were at a loss to 
not intend to haye the house °"g^ know what use the house could be put 
in every detail, having sacrificed num- , to Thev 
erous important * 

ever reach 


) them and 

share of its 

id founda- 



features. The sin^d 

be put 
wanted it to be more than 
a historic monument or a tea house. 
which, would be built m the i eai of the 0ne fme autumn morni the com . 
kitchen would greatly darken two | mf s ^ * 

XOOm i '^ e u C °f m %t w«v of rel the b0 ^stead, decided to use the 
ing should be done in the way of re-j hQuSQ and land as & ^ Qf ^ ^ 

recreation for the alumnae, students 

storation which would hamper the use 
of the homestead when complete. By 
opening a large brick fire-place into 
the dining-room the room can be made; re thpn four 

that will make 

very interesting, and much c«f the 
former atmosphere can be obtained. 
The white woodwork" throughout the 
1 house is good and three big open fire- 
pisces have charming panelling. The 
ho : air furnace has been installed and 
electric lights which are now very 
prominent throughout the building, 
wi.'l be as incon»pieuous as pos- 
sii.te. Contractor Huxley of' North- 
ampton expects to have the carpentry 

and faculty of the college. 

The homestead cannot accommodate 

guests at a time and Ibeb * 
it a real refuge for 
tired people. Arrangements have been 
made for a maid and an alumna to 
live in the house so that it can be in 
neat readiness at all times for tran- 
sient visitors. The class of '96 has 
charge of the work of restoring and 
refurnishing the house as its twentieth 
j reunion gift to the college. M. C Kroll 
1 of this city has had charge of the ma- 
son work, Frank Huxley, carpentry,! 

ical medi- 
le medical 
offer such 
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Sam- I relatives, Though (here is no evid< 

-j that they ever saw each other or knew 

of their relationship. 
j Sophia Smith was a niece of Olivei? 
Sophia Smith, the founder of Smith j g mi £ h> lhc founder of the Smith ChaVi- 

^\~ j „^,j„ ! college, was born in Hatfield. 179G. 5 ■ ' ■ -■*■ ,n ti . , A .*, . v 

UldardS She was a lineal descend . nt in ih< ? ties, and the Smith Agricultural school. 

k„u^ o^il ^l; -xu„„ + ;~u:u,v,*~~ , He was born, lived and died in Hat- 

°gner acr fifth generation of Lieut. Sanmei v field Austin Smith, a brother of 

t( -rim^nt?.1 Smith ' wl ''°' with his wife « EWzabejtht, Sophia Smith, accumulated the money 
,iiniciiuii sailert fro , n England to New England, with which sne founded the college. 

in 1634. | He settled in Wethersheld. 
Ct. . In 1059 he moved to Hatfield, and 
there the Smith family lived for sev- 
eral generations. ; 
Sophia Smith descended in direct 
line from a son of that Lieut. Samuel 
Smith and Mary Lyon, the founder of 
Mount Holyoke college, descended ill a 
■ direct line from a daughter. Therefore, 
.Sophia Smith and Mary Lyon descend- 
\ ed from the same stock, and were ma- 

He was unmarried and resided in Hat- 
field with his two unmarried sisters, 
Sophia and Harriet. Austin was the 
oldest of the family. He was at one 
time Deputy Sheriff in Hampshire 
County. He died in 1801 and left his 
large estate, estimated at nearly half a 
million of dollars, to his sister, Sophia. 
Harriet had died in 1850, and left her 
property amounting to about thirty 

thousand dollars, to Sophia. Sophia 
had aa much In her own right and did 
Hot desire any mor 

When she learned thai her brother 
had left his estate to her and she 
would have the responsibility of its 
was considerably put 
nut. After Spending nearly two 

months thiifking what she would do 
with her money, she decided to con- 
sult her pastor, John M. Greene, for 
advice. She insisted that he must 
help her make good use of her money. 
He asked and pleaded to be excused, 
l<ut she was persistent in her demand? 
and won his support. They decided 
to engage Judge Forbes, the 
of the Forbes library, and Deacon- Hub 4 - c 
bard to do all her legal work. She 
had two propositions in view: One wasq^^ssas 6 


ng ph} 

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•wrought. The Uivn >\ur occurred. 
Many old notions were outgrown, 
and many new ones took their places. 
With the high rates of interest during 
those years, invested funds increased 

; rapidly. 

" In 18G7, John Clarke, Esq., of North- 
ampton, offered the State of Massa- 
chusetts fifty thousand dollars with 

^ which to found a deaf mute institution 

i in his town. He was in conference 
with Miss Smith and tried to persuade 

) her to unite her funds with his in that 
work. John M. Greene advised her not 

i;to enter into Mr. Clarke's work and ad- 
vised her to wait with patience, and 
founder e *he took his advice. 

When the Legislature convened in nnics. 'oY 

January, 1868, the governor in his ' , , 

advised that the state ac- i of go s " 

for a women's college, in which young' <*>pt Mr. Clarke's offer and add what i , ts 

women should have an education equalT was needed to make a deaf mute in- as a cl 
to that given our young men in their stitution in our commonwealth a real- , pr j llf li- 
colleges, and the other for a Deaf- «ty. The governor's message was - ai cuu 

Mute Institution. - . 

Sophia was strongly inclined towards 

a woman's college, and so w T as her 

pastor, but her legal: advisors leaned 

toward the Deaf -Mute Institution. 


John M. Greene wrote to the presi- 

printed in the Gazette and was sent 

to Sophia Smith by John M. Greene, 

who in a letter, told her that one of 

the finest opportunities ever offered to 

j a person in this world is now offered 

! to you in another enterprise, and he 

j referred to the endowment of a wo- 

i man's college. He told her that the 

dents of four New England colleges, f slim she appropriated in her first will 

Harvard, Yale, Amherst; and Williams, for a (Ieaf mute institution could be 

and to several other prominent educa- use a to found a woman 

tors in New England, and asked them 

the following questions: "Would you 

at this time advise a friend to give a 

large sum of money to found in Mass- , 

achusetts a woman's college in which [j men of New England 

college and 

urged her to have a new will made for 
that purpose, feeling that it was nobler 
and wider reaching work for the wo- 

young women would receive an educa 
iion equal to what 

men in their best colleges?" They all 
answered positively, "No," and fur-' 
ihermore uttered a warning to the one 
seeking the information telling him 
he was venturing on dangerous ground, 
attempting a "hazardous' thing, "wast- 
ing" money which could be put to use- 
ful service, and advised him not to go 
any further with his "wild" scheme. 

'Ex-President Hitchcock of Amherst 
college, who was considered a progres- 
sive man, did not favor the plan. He 
said; "The higher education of wo- 
man is still an experiment." In 1861 it 
would have been a difficult task to 
have found among the prominent edu- 
cators of New England, 15 men to 
serve as trustees in" such .a woman's 


The will of Miss Smith made in 1861, 
was inadequate to carry out the plan 
of a woman's college, and John M. 
Greene, then advised her in considera- 
tion of both the opposition of educa- 
tors and the smallness of her estate, 
to found a Deaf- Mute Institution, 
that time there were over 800 deaf 
mutes in this state, with no institu- 
tion to care for them. 

Between 1861, when her first will 
was drawn, and 1868, when the will 
founding Smith college, was made out, 
great changes in public sentiment were 

He said: "Hatfield is the place for 
is given our young || the college." The will was drawn up 
and filed a short while after. The 
I site originally intended for Smith col- ; 
1 lege, was on the elevated ground a lit- j 
; tie west of the railroad station in Hat- j 
field, w^here 300 acres of land could j 
have been secured for the college. 
The college houses would have been 
' near enough to the Connecticut river 
1 for the purpose of boating and swim- . 
1 ruing Had the will read fixing the lo- . 
cation simply in the "Town of Hat- j 
field;" leaving it for the trustees to de- j 
!' termine • the particular spot, Smith j 
1 college would have been in Hatfield,! 
but Deacon Hubbard, instead of quot- 
ing the language on that particular 
Point, made it read that: "The college 
shall be located on, or near, the Mam 
street in Hatfield.' That was virtu- 
: ally fixing the site on King's Hill on 
' the upper end of Main street in that 
town. Effort v>-as then made to carry, 
the college across the river and make/ 
I it an annex to Amherst college. Some 
I desired to merge in Mount Holyoke j 
seminary- After considerable wrang- j 
! ling between the trustees of the will 
I \ and prominent Northampton and Hat- j 
field people, it was finally decided to j 
fix the location in Northampton. The j 
will locating the college in Northamp- ! 
ton was signed by Miss Smith in 
1870. It was executed April 17th, 
1870. less than two months before her 


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Rhinology H0W THE 

^nnninrerl 1 According to some of the older resi- 
appuiiitc^ dents Qf Hatfield> Austia smith and 

Board of (j 01iver Smith made their money by 

1 speculating in stocks and bonds. They 

In 1930 j were great financiers. They were t 

thrifty farmers and as the saying 

Cology W3 goes: "Had the first cent thev ever 

TVrmatnlf S? ade ^ &< T 4 jf '" v T f Ce f *& '.Plant their summer's crop and wait 
UermaiOK they would go to New \ork and buy j- , 

-d j stocks and bonds when the market, was J the returns in the fall. This they did 

can DOdlU low ^a re turn to Hatfield to await a each year until they accumulated 

rise. w They would pack their carpet | w i iat was in those days a large for- 

bags and take the stage to Hartford ! tune. 


returned from iNew lork they would 
watch the Trade Journals which came 
weekly and follow the doings of the 
stock market in that manner. When 
the stocks had risen to a certain point, 
Oliver and Austin would wait no long- 
er. They would pack their grips, take 
& their securities and travel to New 
York, sell their securities at a good 
profit, return, pay back the money 
loaned them, pocket, the balance, and" 

and from there to New York by boat. 
In the fall of each year they would sell 
tl\eir summer crops and borrow all the 
money they could from their neigh- 
bors, who were willing to lend them. 

because they knew they would return- acquaintance with boo ks. She 

it and put every c enttl ie 5 01 Hd get * hafl had ^ . 

their hands on into "cunta* l They ^ of a college education. She 

wouid buy outright. TV hen tney na 

Sophia Smith was a genuine lover of | 
books and in her old age she was j 
painfully conscious of her lack of early 
educational advantages and of her 

epi herself well lrif< 

currences of Hh* day by 

>ncrete ao 

id Oil the Oc The alterations In the old Sophia 

reading the FmJtn homestead on Main street In 

Sprtngfled Weekly Republican, and *™ fleld are nearly comple ted and the 

the weeWy New York Tribune, which * *™° ce of the founder of smith 

were in tin- hands oi the late Samuel r)Uin > n, " A - 

Howies and Horace Greeley. Tkey allege ha* been restore by the alum- 
were two of the uaosl live men, able ™ e of the colle * e to as nearly as p03_ j 
writers, and accomplished journalists Hlble the condition jt was in when 
| thai this country has even seen. She occupied by her. Recent changes In 
relished In her newspaper a, good }Okc, Ihe house had made It more mo ^ Tn ' ^cialti^S 
and laughed at a new story, and as go that some new building had to be 
John M. Greene Comments t "She was flone, but with the aid of pictures i, . , 
quite human." She was also a devot-,» a, n d the recollections of Hatfield peo- f 1CQ ) ll De ~ 
ed reader of Harper's and the Atlantic,, plet the architect and the committee (efforts Was 
I two-monthly publications. AJ^ins Smith; ln charge G f the work have succeeded' 
had a strong imagination, and there- ' In restoring the old house, 
lore, she was fond of literature known 5 The exterior has been painted 
as imaginative narration. Sophia Smith whIte < the commoil color for a11 hous * a 
was partially deaf. That misfortune of fo , nne | r generations. The small- .mediately 

, . .,. ! paned window sashes have been re- 

cut her off from the pleasures of laced and the old wind0 w and shut- n Medical 
; conversation and social games which I * ■ * ^ i „ m j„ 

ariHc e« Tv,„»t, +~ +u i • ,' ter fastenings put back again. I . r 

t^o7^dVme. h SSSS^| The class of 1896 * smith conege Uives from 

the most important factor in her life. haS taken uP ° n itself I™^ t k the Na- 

It meant more to her than it could h house, and by purchase and gift has H 

mean to one whose sense of hearing f obtained many pieces of Sophia | can Board 

was not impaired. Her friends in Hat- 1 Smith's furniture. The other furni- 

field and Northampton saw to it that ture bought is of the style of her j Utolaryn- 

a good supply of what was new andf ***• The fine paneling in the interior} 

best in imaginative ui-osp ^honlH Pm ,,p of the hcuse has remained, as well as ,ncl (j-yne- 

uesi in imaginative piose should come mucn f the old ironwork in hinges, I ' 

into her house. She was a great lov : e doorlatches, and other small furnish- I n d Svnhi- 
er of poetry. Whittier's and Long- mgs. The hardwood floors made of u /r lu 

fellow's works were great favorites e narrow boards have been replaced^ ^ o PV 
with her. She was a very religious wo- wttk the wide hoards of the old style. LD > tliC acv- 

2^r v a «*ular- attendant at * E^ ^ °in onT&T se^tTf ano^l Assoda- 
church. She kept by herself as much lrons used by Miss Smith herself . The 
as possible and rarely stirred out of ± center chimney in the main part ofie Council 
the house. She was known to every- i the house remains where it was. The 
body in Hatfield and suffered often " kitchen chimney in the ell had been (American 
from the pranks of small boys. «*« taken down. 
[ was a real old New Englander. 

j lived in the old homestead until two close of the lfith century, 
years before iher death, when she built Formerl y the e11 extended in a long | 
' a larger and mom modern house on a woodshed with arched openings. This £ exam i na _ 
lot adjoining the olid place. The old was not re Pl ace d in the alterations I 
Smith Homestead wi^s built about that have been made, chiefly for the ! Out by the 
e original lof\of Nathaniel reason that the kitchen w^ould be made fv a nri v tl Vc 

darker. For the house is designed for L > »ucicue:> 
use, rather than a memorial to be kept J that the 
for exhibition only, and is attractive ' 
and comfortable in its appointments est level bv 
Modern comforts retained or added are ' 

a furnace, bathroom, and electric created by 
lights. These in no way detract from I . 
Drbmnr r\ i rv ns-vaa ^^ the quaint old-time look of the house Dial boards 

nLblUnhOLD HOMESTEAD* The skilful contriving of those in, , 

uuv/muoiLnL;- charge of the work has guarded a the Other 

__, _ p against any glaring modernisms. The 

p place will be occupied by a caretaker 

and maid and will be used as a rest 

OF SMITH COLLEGE FOUNDER I! and recreation house for Smith college 

.k e laiten uown. This was rebuilt in the 
G , 3 generous dimensions that prevailed W on fjrml 
,ne when the house was built— toward the' vvcto llllc ^ 

SJSS? on ; ^ rcha / ed ^ J m smith 

Sophia s father, for a home : in abom 
1789, at the time of his nsar3fe£?to 
Ionise White, daughter of Lieut 
Daniel White. 


ana recreation nouse ror smrtn college a • 

students, faculty and alumnae. The 1C «r\Hierl- 

\ this COn- 

Birthplace of Sophia Smith Altered 

tc Look as it Did When She 

Occupied It— Rest House 

for Students 

8 /Written by R. F. Witlls for The Bandar 

— Republican.] A 

class of 1896 will hold a picnic on the 
grounds at the time of its reunion i 
June. A masque will also be given 
on the same afternoon and it is un. 
derstood that on that day the house 
will be formally opened. 

One of the striking features of the 
alterations is the replacing of the mod- 
ern front porch by one in the style 
that the house had when first built 
This opens into a small, old-fashioned 
hallway with a grand stairway. The 
old, wide-paneled front door has been 
restored. The wull papers in the house 
have been chosen to be in keeping 
with the restoration to a former gen- 


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[Home of Sophia Smith, Hatfield, 
to Be Presented to College 

tives froij 
t bership c| 
1 These \ 

their con 

the advisi 
]v tion is to 
t the probL 
t for the pi 

cific actii 
c has yet d 
s tive and 


t Stimulati 

The sjj 
f the adviij 
r improve* 
J ing up id 
] quality of 
1 men and t 

This move 
e some phys 
i courses to 
c second, to 
c to young rr 
i specialty b 
\ organizatk 
g lectures ar 
\ syllabi of i 
1 examinatic 

was more 

Home of Sopliia Smitli as it was when she lived in it; next 
to it is house in which she died. 


eraticM." ' That in the hall is a block' 
paper in gray tones. 

The south front room, Miss Smith's 
"sitting room," has a lattice papers 
with grreen figures. The woodwork if 
white. The room contains a sofa used 
by her, upholstered in green, a fine old 
table and a stand. The dining room,i 
occupying a large part of the ell and! 
situated just behind the two front; 
rooms, has her beautiful mahogany 
sideboard and dining table and some 
of her old chairs. The paper is an 
attractive Japanese pattern in green 
and rose. An old-fashioned hewec 
beam has been put across the ceiling 
and left uncased. The kitchen and 
pantry at the rear of the building are 
more modern In their appointments,! 
but contain some of the dishes used; 
by Miss Smith. 

The remaining room downstairs^ 
opening at the left of the front hallj 
on the north, in olden days called 
the "best room," used only for wed- 
dings and funerals, has some of the 
finest paneling to be found in any oi 
the old Hatfield houses and fortunate- | 
ly it had been left as it was. The tra- 1 
ditional atmosphere of the "best 1 
room" has departed. Sophia Smith's! 
parlor has been made attractive by a 1 
gay wallpaper with medallions and 
bright flowers on a gray background. 
The woodwork is white. Among the 
pieces of furniture already secured 
for this room are a spinning wheel 
and the fiddle-back chair given by 
ex-President Seelye. The arrangement 
of the ^furniture in the downstairs 
rooms is by no means complete and 

it is' p'roDable that various changes 
will be made before the house is 
finally open to inspection. 

The painting of the floors was only 
finished during this past week and the 
rugs have not yet arrived. Upstairs 
are two chambers on the front of the 
house and two smaller rooms at the 
rear for the use of the caretaker. The 
south front chamber will oe furnishea 
in a pale gr*ay enameled suite having 
bright colored medallions. The op- 
posite room is to contain a mahog- 
any four-poster bed with canopy, ma- 
hogany highboy and a fine old mirror. 
When the bed canopies are hung and 
the white ruffled muslin curtains are 
in place at the windows throughout 
the house and, the furniture is in its 
final arrangement it will be hard to 

find a house of greater charm 
throughout Hatfield's Main street of 
many old fine colonial homes. 

Sophia Smith 

(Louise Townsend Nicholl in the 
"New York Evening Post" of 
Saturday, June 17.) 
Sophia Smith's home, in Hatfield, 
Mass., is ready for guests. Her best 
china and linen are laid out, her 
silver is polished bright. The little 
panes of her windows shine and glis- 
ten, her white woodwork has been 
scrubbed immaculate, her braided ! 




today, and at Sophia Smith's house 
ah is garnished and ready. She her- 
self is not there — the Spirit of the 
House is the only hostess. 

For today the restored home of 
Sophia Smith, founder of Smith Col- 
lege, is to be opened and given over 
to the students, alumnae, and facul- 

ialty board 
plete a pe- 
three years 
{ The pub- 
erved as a 

ication and, 
requests for 


of hospital 
pter on the 

Showing Bebuilt Chimney in the Ell, Old Small-Paned Windows, and has made 

Bestored Colonial Doorway ,. 

, -,">■-• '^ — """" — r?i at home in tne abode or smith's e medical 
rugs have been beaten and swept, ^founder. Ttle past and the p™™* 

and not one maple bud or truant J so far as Smith College is concerned, )mpetence 
blade of grass from the freshly cut 'meet and get to know each other. 
lawn has been allowed to stay upon^ Tlle §firl has no need to even use the a growing 
♦ « si j>-4."' j. * 4.x. 4.-U i u r ancient knocker on the door. . , .„ 

the wide, flat stone at the threshold. There has been somethin& of the sp i ta ls Will 

. is very lovely in New England fa miraculous in the way the little old . 

[yellow house in Hatfield which the lical Staffs. 

r Alumnae Association bought last 
June has been restored to type and seS had no 
made again into the lovely old New ! 
England dwelling which it was when irofessional 
Sophia Smith made the sampler, ■ 
with the names of her three brothers axioilS Spe- 
and her. three sisters and herself on ; " 

it, which is hanging on the wall to- ! nnnn le^ 
day. In this same house, too, she I U P U11 ltaa 
ty of the college for use when they j lived when she grew older and was p- annoint- 

are tired and want the sort of rest l^-fT^ With her little fortune and f5 FF 

n . , .t. ., .decided to use it for a woman' col- 

and recreation which nothing in the leg - e in Northampton. 

world so well as an old New England j But the miracle has been wrought \, 

house, with a fan-top doorway and a .by the day-by-day work of the 18 96 

great, deep fireplace, can give. The (committee, headed by Mrs. Dwight 

Aiuinnae Association bought the old I Whitney Morrow of Englewood, 

homestead last June, and the class of /"• J -> who was Elizabeth Beeve Cut- L « r/a <*hi\f* 

18d6 took over tne restoration and ^er of Cleveland. O. When the work p> dlc <* U1C 

refurnishing of it during this year as was begun last fall, it seemed an j or ,t;fip Q tp C 

a twentieth-year alumnae present \u impossibility to restore the house in .! CeruncaiCb 

.uiicfac. m some inua.ulvix way 'time to make it a commencement ! 
the thing has bean done — the house ff-ft to the college, for it was then i rnent. 
of Sophia Smith stands today as it lonly the shell of the house. But it 
stood a hundred years and more ago, ha/ been dene. Mrs. Morrow has ' Sometimes 
reconstructed to be as it then was, ^^fesfstl aril uJ Hatfield ana fvbrt- 
and filled with her own furniture, has-npton and the country round- • f 
her own possessions, supplemented by about for the old furniture; she has satisfactory resi- 
old furniture of the same period, or catechised every old neighbor as to ay be postponed. 
new things made on the model of the the exact geography of the house's i 
old. There is to be a resident alumna 1 interior. Very adventurous trips has ■ 
and a maid, so that any Smith per- she taken into the storehouses, the 
son or group of Smith persons, up to attics, the cupboards and the reten- 

the number of four, many come and tive memories of New England and ' 

stay there at will, for rest and noli- now the house is done. 

day. Except for the old thirty-foot shed ' 

And this afternoon, in an outdoor with its three arched openings which 
masque written by Zephine Hum-j extended straight out from the back ' 
phrey Fahnestock, 189,6, and acted °f the house, everything is as it was. i 
in the dooryard by members of that This shed would have darkened f*>« ' 

are of any 
e likely to 
;al trustees. 

class, the spirit of the House comes 


and so was not restored 

out to greet a Smith undergraduate since the primary object of the hou 
of the present day and bid her feel now * s to be a comfortable ph 

vSmith people to live in. But the rest 
is the same the great old chimney 

Hatfield. It will be recalled thai 
project for turning- back this modern- 
ized old homestead, one of Hatfield's 
landmarks, so that it shall have e 
as possible the same appearance that 
it had in the days of its most famous 
occupant was brought before the alum- 
nae last June. At that time the 
of '95 was holding its 20th reunic 
so interested were the young women in 
the plan that largely through their i.i- 

place th<j toxoid Gerties ^d^sessTons.;-- g^ tiu^etSg ^pa^for^ 

alumnae in general, the required sum 
to acquire the property was raised in 
15 minutes. Now it is the class of '96 
which had a special interest in Sophia 
Smith, because _ their graduation 
marked the centenary of her bir;h, 
which has assumed, as their 20th e- 
iunion gift to the college the change 
pf the restoration and refurnishing of 
..the house. 

Since the last commencement 
.pply nee Mrs - Morrows committee with her ldea hag been gaining groU nd that it 
Ff 7 "^ were Laura Crane Burgess, Clara) WQuld be a fine idea for the col!ege 

not only to own the house, but restore 
it to its original aspect, gather in ?re 
the old furniture now scattered, and 
offer it, not only as a spot for tc 
and student pilgrimage, but mo/ 
sentially as a house of rest for 
Smith students, alumnae or facul 
So the alumnae have bough 

nal aspect that it may stand as a ■.. 
manent memorial of Miss Smith and 
an illustration of the simplicity of the 
daily life of the woman, who, bereaved 
pi, and sister and in later life 
cut off by deafness from the busier in- ' 
jterests of the world, passed so many ' 
iif her days with her books and mag- 
azines and newspapers. And, by the 
way, it might be mentioned here, re- ' 
Jerring to Miss Smith's reading habits, 
the men at work on the restoration 
ijfrf the old house discovered the other 
--riay while at work in the old-fashioned 
%ttic, an old newspaper, the Hampshire 
Gazette, bearing the date 1828. It was i 
lucked away under the roof. Who 
plows but that Miss Smith, who was 
fcorn in 1796 and would therefore have* 
keen 32 years of age at the time, 
placed it there herself to keep out 
Jhe rain where the roof leaked a little. 
The alumnae have been fortunate 
in securing some of Miss Smith's own 
'furniture for the house. This includes' 
tix chairs of the original parlor set, 

articulai homestead in Hatfield to ge'UwSft 1iSSri!S? leefyT"! £?& 

P^Qf Ppcnrf -fU« 'College has given a Queen Anne chair; 

Miss Anna Billings, '91, has donated 
/Sophia Smith's sampler, a mirror and 
jt blue and white tureen, and Mrs. 
William Billings of Hatfield has loaned 
Sophia Smith's mahogany sideboard, 
jtix diningroom chairs and some china. 
' Arrangements have been made 
in alumna and maid to live in the 
house and in addition there will be ac- 
commodations for four guests at a 

in the dining room with its fireplace 
and bake-oven, the bedroom on the 
ground floor at the north side of Zae 
I house, where Austin, the oldest 
j brother, used to sleep; the front en- 
trance porch, the wonderful oj«t door 
| at the side entrance, the littie-paned 
windows, the two-panelled doors, the 
wide floorings, the old iron hardware 
on the doors and cupboards, and all 
the old properties and possessions. 

The work was undertaken by, the 
class of 1896 because they were grad- 
uated from the college one hundred 
examin; years after Sophia Smith was born. 
1 The house cost the Alumnae Asso- 
nOUIlt of j c i 3t ion $5,000, and it has cost the 
" class of 1896 more than that -to re- 
ex - 
the reconstruction; the rest went for 
furniture and the little things. On 
Mrs. Morrow's committee with her 
were Laura Crane Burgess, Clara 
Burnham Platner, Eva Hills East- 
man, Kate Williams Moseley, Caro- 
rr . • i line R. Wing. Georgia Pope Sawyer 
.e eneCll\j an( i Mary Poland Cushman. There 
has also been a general committee, 
made up of members of seven classes, 
who helped in the decision as to what 
should be done with the house, since 
it was the property of the whole 
Alumnae Association. Miss Martha 
Wilson, 1895, of Chicago, was the 
chairman of this general committee. 
Miss Blanche L. Morse, 1892, has giv- 
en her services as interior decorator, 
and the architect was Karl Scott Put- 
It is the ' nam< of Northampton. Mrs. Henry 
B. Sawyer, of Brookline, Mass., head 
>PriPfltv Hr °t a sub-committee of Mrs. Morrow's 
xt / uv - committee, has had charge of the im- 
llfilled. the me(iiatle details of purchases. 

ho are co ^ 
lould be I 
le time ( 
ire, in tfc 
>ciety, tr. 

*e suffici< 
lace the 

'OVl'ded ft construct and refurnish it; to be i 
1 act, $6,500. All but $1,200 went ii 

v^en after 
ho met tr 
ie effectiv 
ill be acc( 
•ecialty b< 
g for ex 
eet the re 
» obtain tl 



er neede 
t that tin 
f practic 
uate nui 
cian to ij 


UTo Be Presented to College IjKS 
by Class of 

Trolly tourists entering Hatfield 
Street on the cars would know at once 
the little two and one half story, 
yellow, wooden structure by the metal 

Slate placed by Smith College alum- 
ae in 1910 on the front. There are 
One of the events that will give sue- ' rooms on each side of a small hall, 
fcial si«T)ifir-mrA tr* +i^ ont, ° ^ crowded by a huge central chimney, 

ciai si & nincance to the 20th reunion wh ich makes possible the restoration 
activities of the class of '96 at Smith >of three large, old fireplaces, and in 
College commencement next June wi 1 the diriingroom of a bake oven. A 

or 9fe of the restored home of Soplua Also replaced are small panes to the 
th, founder of Smith College - window sashes, wide boards for the 

Sophia Smiths House as it Looks Today, Restored for the Benefit of 
Smith Alumnae. 


Dreciates the 
icy that can 
i in its par- 
d to counsel 
dards for ac- 
vould be im- 
•ups to set up 
d to attempt 
I |ispection and 
ntral agency 

-mnrc- aq; Aq asrjqojnd Bitf, in §" tJl " e French and Indian'' warTaboui: Standards 

•SuT[iaMp aq} paiiq-equt 1760). It stands on land which belonged . . 

qiiuig -uiqdog uaqAi st? }snC .readd^ to the original allotment of NathanieipoSltlOn to 
%i 82J-BOI o; p-eaisatuoq aq; jo' uorrBjo) Dickenson, one of the first settlers of . 
-saj a^aiduioo aq} ajmsui o; saiu^qoi I Hmiifejd. Tit a oHg ■integrated 

vm ir» a^-Btxi prn? ©jn^mjnj aqi i mained unchanged. Sophia 


ajo^sai 03. ami} ©mq ainos asrt?} '.Asm 'n [father, Joseph Smith, acquired posses-tts. .HoSDl- 
j^nq gx ll-idv Aq_ mo/A oqa jo uorjaid? 'j sion of the place at the time of his r 

j -uioo aq} aoj sn^o ^objiuoo aqi v { marriage in 1789. He was succeeded by a } SOUrce 
•UAiop }i ajo^ sired!, j his son Austin, whose sisters, Harriet 5 

i -oj njapoui a;nwsm o; a jisap siq ' at ! and Sophia, lived with him. Sophia, g received 
i *ajaq; paAii au uaqAv 'poo^l uuny rjnq ; who was born in 1796-, lived in. the house ' 

i &:qi o} a^nuiis uoriippn we sv.aa aaaqj { until near the end of her life when she standards 
! AXpnTTgTJO 'aptM }aai q }noqi3 s( I built the much larger, finer dwelling aiauuaiua 
;j pu-8 a.aai Tg saans-eaui j-eaa aqi ui non j Just above. This latter Smith home • qpr v j rp 
-xppe aqj, -dn pajoqs uaaq s-eq qoiqA* 1 is owned by the trustees of Smith ; Cii SCiVitc 
! oi;}u pjo aqi si sjredaj jo ssajjgoad j Academy, Hatfield, itself a child of 
aqi Suunp iisiA 0} "sao-Bid* Sur^saaa^n( i Miss Smith's "bounty, 
aq} jo euo "sA^p jan\rea jo Viojtuoa J The old house which has been kept in 
aq} aoj Ajq^idsoq pu-^s sao-eidajg 'I good repair, was sold after Miss • 
aq} pae 'aiqissod sn snonoidsuooui st 'Smith's death to the Smith Academy. YUZQtlOTlS 
t ap-sui sjqgq oixpaja aq} q.§noq:qx ; It has since belonged to Lysander 
_ 'Sui^qSix pn-e Surj/eaq ujapoui SuiurB^ l Griffin, the academy (for a second , s ar p ^tv. 
-aj; ui ep'eux xiaaq SBq 'oo; 'saouaiuaA! ■ time) Aurin Wood and John Porter. i ai ^ a r" 
-uoo Asp ^trasaad 01 aoissaouoo V Sophia Smith's ancestors, Lieut. Sam- L'+u nnwpr 

•SnipnB<l ; uei Smith and wife, Elizabeth, came j iLli P UWC1 
ouios pu"e 3p:oMpooAi a^iqAi s-eq "jouaf 1 from Old to New England, in 1634, and L„ ■ n >iv*>in + 

* settled at Wethersfield, Conn. In 1659, |i iC pdlCIll 

Sophia Smith 

-ui aqj^ -spj-Boqdno pn'B saqo)'ei 's^oof 

ui siin^ap .snoiJTBA pu-e saoop paiau-ed i they moved to Hatfiel 
-oMi ■ ■ -T'BuiStj'o aq; jo euros 'saooii 
nae was of the house alone, but later 

was . a lineal descendant in the fifth j; SUCH ex- 
eneration and was descended in a di- 

additional purchase of the barn © rect line from a son of Lieut. Samuel IS tHey are 

and garden at the rear of the house 
was made so that the lot now extends t 

Smith. It is a curious fact that Mary 
iyon, founder. Of Mt. Holyoke College, LOns. 


well toward the Connecticut River* neighbor to Smith College, was ' de- r 

Ls the prop- H scended in direct line from a daughter ft SUDDOrt 
t and furnishes proper setting for , j of Lieut. Samuel Smith, -so Sophia 

This enlargement protects 

(J Smith and Mary Lyon were related. ;he boards 
One advantage of having the home- | There is no evidence that these two 
i stead of the founder of the college re- fi famous pioneers in nigher education for ch OI the 
1 stored and used as a rest home will J women knew one another or even knew 
be that the arrangement will tend A of their relationship. That they were, ) C rS, SDOn- 
to make Hatfield the mecca for alum- ~ however, has been established after pa- 3 r 

aae of the college such as it has not j tient research by Daniel W. Wells of 
been in the past and a definite con- j Hatfield, who with his son wrote the 
netting link will be established be- j history of Hatfield. 

tween Hatfield, the home of »the Sophia inherited her money (nearly 
founder, Northampton, the site of the half a million dollars) from her broth- 
college, and Smith alumnae evt v y- .J er Austin. She already had inherited: 
where. As Hatfield was originally $e- j $30,000 from her sister and possessed a | 
lected for the site of Sophia Smith's like sum in her own right. She left 

ioilege, it is eminently fitting that 
atfield should now come into its 


$75,000 to Smith Academy and the re- 
mainder to the college in Northampton 
The charities of the Smith family v/ere 

! ?nm^tPnfl-w»« built dur- known th ^ country over and Miss So- 
1 homestead ^a^ bunt our ph , a Smith wa6 a niece of oliver gmith 

of Smith Charities fame. it is a sub- 
ject for congratulation that her will 
was not made subject to such a dis- 
i tressing: lawsuits as was Oliver's when 
Buf us Choate and Daniel Webster were 
ranged against each other when trie 
attempt was made, to break the will. 

Sophia Smith was herself only fairly 
well educated. She took a partial.) 
course in Hopkins Academy, in Hat- 

rieretoiore unpu Dashed, interest- 
ing data concerning the three 
counties uncovered the fact that 
certain men in the valley were 
given this title about 1780. The 
1 I research editors, however, so ' 
j far' have not been able to dis- 
] | cover how the term originated. 
Apparently this was an hon- 

Hcal basis," said Miss Shoemaker. 
i "An article in the Forbes libra- 
Jry by S. G. Quigley says that 
* there was a time in American 

l J j. C 4-11 course m nupuma ^ aui - ui J ■ ~-. -y— -• . - w ^v. iJlv ^^ »»«o «. ti uuu 

tenuent 01 t| field, but in her day women did not ( orary degree that had a politi 
r i oil enjoy the higher education and it was 

London OCni this lack in her own case that prompt- 
r ed her desire to found the college for 
Secretary Of l! the higher education of young women. 

As early as 1861 she began to think 
the UniversJ approvingly of the project and seven [} history when no political enter- 
] years later made the will devoting the prise or movement was begun 
Several medi< bulk of her property to the founding of i until distinguished men in the 
Smith College, whie * ™ °J^™f™ Connecticut valley had been 
postgraduate ^ ^^^T^^^^S ^ consulted, and theL men we 
Heenlv crr^tpFirst the educational advantages given j called River Gods. 
a^^iy 5 ia ^ 5t , , 3d* "An article which appeared in 

the Daily Graphic of New York 


in it would be equal to 

voung m^n in their colleges; second, 

Biblical study and Christian religious 

culture would be prominent; third, thej 

n^™, cottage system of buildings would pre-; 

lj-ROVi va ii ; and fourth, men would have a,; 

; part in the government and instruction' 

I in it as w.ell as women, 
i \<r r Wells was well acquainted with 

The medic; Mi ^ Smlth and tells of 5®* lat( r yeari *N 

.^™~^ +U~;*> i In the sitting room of her home in Hat 
Omea ineir 1 flf , ld nun g. a picture of which she wasj 
j • xi- I very fond; it was a picture of the poor 
Old in the C| widow casting two mites, "all her liv- 
ing" into God's treasury. So Sophia 

on March 5, 1878, contained a 
reference to men of Northamp- 
ton and other towns who were 
leaders in the affairs of Massa- 
chusetts, and were known as 
River Gods. The centennial issue 
of the Hampshire Gazette of 
September 6, 1886, referred to 
this title, and states that Maior 
Joseon Hawley and Gov. Ca^eb 
Strong of Northampton and Col. 
John Worthington of Springfield 
were River Gods. 

"Col. Israel Williams of Hat- 

two mites 
into God's treasury 
lOSDltaiS. In] Smith, too, gave all she had for the 
• . ; founding of a college which began with 

iCter has bee 14 students and now enrols 1200. It^ 
: J seems fitting that the old house where \ fi e i c ] an( j Goneral Ebenezer Mat- 

aluable BUI for 68 years this noble woman made ^ toon of Amherst were also given 
< , r £ er h0 ^ e s ^ ould J D L re i^vl e so ^ted'lthis title. Although we have been 

lemselves O *S^tZ&™te\*&i& " lurking for nearly a week try- 

With all her money she was modesty ,mg to trace the origin of the 
itself and it requqired much urging^ term, how it 'came first to be 
from friends to persuade her to leave conferred, and by whom, we can 
the old house and to build anew one. jfind nothing else in the ]ibra . 

.lg Within th| 2mS% i«»St nve ShffiJ%^ have covered 
; my sister and brother did," «*« «»* 

proportion o" 

she said 

ians in praC That she shunned extravagance, th© 

j.- i. style of her long-time home goes to 

IStrUCtlOn t( show and it will be fitted up as she 

1 would wish were she here to be con- 

ledical kno\> suited. 

A description of the River 
Gods of the Connecticut valley, 
with perhaps a portrayal of 
them, done in color, might make 
the basis of an outstanding ] 
booklet for this region that j 
i^gj'wouid differ from the booklets j 
! m 1 issued by many other areas, 
sio] "But exactly who were the 
j River Gods, and when exactly 
01 ]did they reign?" 

The headquarters of the Pio- ' 
ICO neer Vallev association is in 
the Nonotuck Bank building at 
Pioneer Association Would Northampton, Mass. 

nent. The g» 

his attitude ;Who Were the 
ke belief thai *River Gods' of 

i the public 

The widesp 
}:e training i 
> umber of si 

Like to Know Their-- ' * — ~~ 

Identity and Jnst Exactly j HATFIELD COUPLE 


When Their Reigned 

Who were the "River Gods" 
of the Connecticut valley? Elisa- 
beth Shoemaker, executive di- 
rector of the Pioneer Valley as- 
sociation, and her two assistants 
want to know, and are appealing 
to local historians to divulge 
more concerning this 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Carl 
Have Anniversary Din- 
ner Party. 

HATFIELD, Feb. 2 6 — Mr. and Mrs. 
romantic Jacob Carl observed their golden wed- 
ding: today. A dinner party was served 
Research already done by the at noon to the immediate family and 
association for little-known or relatives and this afternoon Mr. and 

Mrs. Cftri received the congratulations 
of many friends. 

Mr. and Mrs, Carl were married in 
West Farms, Northampton, Feb. 26, 
1867. Mr. Car] was born in Waldorf 
Saxony. Aug. 30, 1834, came to 

Hatfield tobacco farm. Mr. Carl raised 
tobacco and for 39 years has .been a' 
packer of leaf tobacco. He Is 83 vears 

at the time of her marriage. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl have a son, Henry 1 
Carl, who lives with them, and a 
daughter, Mrs. George Johnson of 
Morristown, N. J. There are four 
grandchildren. Mr. Carl has been for* 
many years a director of the North- 
ampton National Bank. 



charcoal and smoke from tne passing 
engines, so sticky from the jelly and 
meat oozing out from the sandwiches* 
— »l'or the bread could often pass for 
Switzer cheese as far as an even light 
is concerned — that repeated scrub- 
> America when .a young man and J bings fail to restore them to their 

i ! original whiteness. When you are in 

a hurry to remove a hot coffee sack • , 

you burn your fingers, or, bending )tain SUCH 
old and with a single" exception" is The i over tne fire > rise entirely unconscious^, months 
oldest md** in Hatfield. In spite of his of the charcoal on your nose. Always, 1 * illUilul ^« 
age he is in the best of, you do the best you can and >ra | A/TeHi 

yiorget that things were ever different. 1VA ^i- 

rl Wa A b ,°o r . n o in R oxheim, jit is a great game to play. Granted nrovide 

nt^w^ 2 ' ^ 842 ' and , cam t t0 1 y™ haven't knitting needles, how ° P rOViae 

^S^'fS^TuSSTS i w e h eds1 ai ' e you goin§ ' t0 mend <* boy ' s sweat -dents will 

er? Wire hairpins do the work splen- 
didly. If the water is shut off without ttflS HI an 
notice during your whole shift, you < j i r 
hurry around to find the nearest tal Deiore 
water supply and form a bucket bri- n i cinriA j 
gade. If you haven't beds for the r Panned 
boys, you put them to bed on or nniiqp Tnp 
under the tables, on the floor and on 11UU ^ C LliC 
the benches. 'Good night, Mother J training. 
Hubbard,' one boy raised up and & * 

called to me as I was turning out the for many 
lights. I had the tent full to- over- 
flowing with boys who had tucked atient ex- 
their overcoats around them for cov- 
ers, and fixed their blouses for pil- 

Nov. 1. — A letter from Miss Marion 
C Billings to Hatfield friends is as 

follows: "I surely thought I could flows. The canteen had hardly a footi • i oi a\ 
write you all about our new canteen \ where one could step. ' Floors, 1 in A- 71 -5/ 
by this time but things move slowly \ benches, tables, everything covered a i cp rV ire«; 
oyer here and it is' hardly begun. It with boys. An interesting article 
will -not be ready for use before De-| might be written on the 'Soldier petitioners 
cember. So we are making the best, Hotel.' It varies from the dugout in 
of our tent. Every day we serve more \ the trench or the open under* thetbout one- 
boys and every day the work grbws; stars to a stuffy box car loaded with . 
niore interesting. Imagine me stand- Call sorts* of commodities. If a soldier ;am IS on 
ing behind a counter, cups at my I gets an empty one with a little hay in ... 

right, a big bidon holding thirty cupsHhe bottom, that is the height of lux- providing 
of coffee before me, change box, rec- j ury. You bandage e^its, dress burns, / i 

ord sheet and sandwiches on my left, [{ treat headaches. Yesterday I waited rsons ^tne 
120 boys lined up before the counter. - on a doctor who took five stitches in 1 c lir o nr p , \ 
Every one is tense, wondering l a boy's chin. He had* cut his hand, UicUU - c /' 
whether the train will leave before | fainted and fell, cutting his chin. I Council on 
the boys can be served. To miss a ■ was proud of him for he never, 
train over here often means a flinched. My boys, and they are yours, Board of 
twenty-four hours' wait. A victrola j too, at home, are wonderful. They 
record of my conversation would; come in on their way to the front mary im- 
sound something like this: 'Take with their stripes showing over a . f 

your cups, boys. Coffee, 20 centimes, 1 year of service, often three wounds, /ice OI the 
bread 5, sandwiches 2 5. What kind of and they are an ..uncomplaining lot of , 

sandwiches do you want? Goldfish, *' boys, eager to do their part, smiles on )rma * unit 
camouflaged, corned, Willie, or jam? ' their faces as they greet you. An n J f j 
Here's your change.' Then in the I officer told me yesterday that when auclilL ailu 
other direction you say, 'Susanne, the American boy goes to camp, it is £ealtll aD- 
rempliez ce bidon s'il vou plait wT about whom he talks. When he re-^ " 

donnez-moi du pain.' The conver-x turns from the front, it is 'we.' Hejp of the 
satkm continues, 'Am I the first never tells what he has done but talks . 
American woman you have met in I about the other fellow. Yet in thislical prao 
three months? Just wait over there a smiling mass there is not a boy but 
few minutes and I'll have a chance to M whose one prayer is that the warlCatlOn in 
talk to you.' As you pour your coffee, I may* end at once, so he may get back 
make your change, assist in the selec-i* home. There is so much he has tp or a prao 

tion of the sandwiches? record your 
sales, and try also to give this per- 
sonal touch, you wish you were four 
persons. This is especially true when 
there is a sick boy on the bed and you 
can make him more comfortable only 
when there is a lull in your other 
work. Some days instead of serving, 
I'm 'K. P.' I'll write about that some 
other time. The work is not without 
I its difficulties. For instance, your 
L hands become so grimy from the 

forget. I mean the pain and suffering 
he has had to undergo when wound- 
ed; the horrors of the battlefield 
when his comrade was shot down 
beside him and the field seemed a 
writhing mass of arms and legs; the 
physical torture of being without 
food or water at the front. One boy 
told that he was offered $50 for a 
canteen of water. Even a canteen 
worker back in the S. O. S. has to 
forget, else her anxiety for the boys 

whom she sends out would weigh her 

Mrs. Karl Hubbard is staying with 

down. What the boy does not forget M .*' s : Roswell^ Hubbard of Elm street 
is his home. 'Sister,' they say as they 
come to the counter for paper, 'I'm 

while her husband is on sea duty. 
Lieut. Hubbard is acting as surgeon 
on one of the transports bring- 
ing troops home from France, 

Dr. Rose Fairbank Beals spoke at 

| writing to my two sweethearts today.' 

iYou look at the pictures of the 

mother and the younger woman and 

hope they realize what they mean tofjthe meeting of the Real Folks yes- 
ti In addi tneir soldier h °y and now mucb - the terday afternoon x>n her hospital ex- 

letters, snapshots and clippings help periences in Wai, India. She has gone 
hor terms him to Patiently and willingly wait t0 New York to spend a week and to 

jfor the time when he shall see them j attend the mee ting of the Smith col- 
ISlStantS m a & am - I hear from Bardwell, Shea, 
•<Fortsch and Ernest Godin through 

their camp boys who are passing j iq ""proverinff fro'ra ^ oneratioSi 
through. James Day writes me he is ! 1S recoveiin S * 

lege alumnae. .,. ' 

Mrs. Fanny Burke of - School street 


a captain. Joseph Ryan is working the . Cha P in Memorial hospital in 
not far from me. I am very, very i Sprmgneld. 
busy, very, very well and therefore Mrs - Roswell 

very, very happy." 

Pickets tc 

>ractitioners to the number that can be 

n the leer - ^^S. 

Cal Collq) Oct. 23.— Miss Ellen 

>ank do 
vledical I 

i r f ear. Th 
S( hree gui 
n Drtnight 


Mrs. Roswell Billings of Main i 
street has received the following 
clipping from her daughter, Miss 
Marian C. Billings, who is stationed 
at Trier, Germany: To the Editor of 
"Dpjthe Stars and Stripes: We are willing 
jto bet any odds that the greater part 
nr p ihi ot tne A * E - F - nad forgotten all; 
McG a th ! ' about Valentine's Day until Bald- 1 
of r Prospect street, died of pneumonia! ri ? + f' s ■ P 01 ' 4 ^ of aa American girl 
yesterday morning at the "home of !, wlth verse below appeared in the 
her brother, Edward, in Northamp- stars an * Stripes. But there is one 
ton, where she had gone to take care spot m the army of 0CCll *> atl011 wnere 
of him in his illness. She was ill only tne day S irls look forward to was 

1 not forgotten, and that was Trier. At 

aged 2 6, daughter of D. P. 

a few days. She is survived by her 
father, three brothers, Robert J. and 
James of Hatfield, Edward of North- 
ampton, and a sister, Mrs. Mary 
Ahearn of Northampton. The funeral 

^lau of Iiff*^ ' 3e neld tomorrow 

h J ,j 

w The pjj 
cew lecti 
tire usua 
^eld resj 

the Bahnlof there is a Red Cross 
canteen that is run by girls who 
give the station an American atmos- 
phere throughout. Forget the Ger- 
man signs and you can, easily im- 
agine yourself in Akron, Ohio, or In- 
HUBBARD-HALLOCK (%Jf\ - cnanapolis, Ind. On Friday,night the 

Miss Olive Houghton Hubbard, of 1"S© waiting room that is used for a 

Amherst, and Harold Davis Hallock cantten was decorated with hearts!; 

Branch L. I., were and curled paper lanterns. But the 

' finest . treat of all was the delicious 

heart-shaped cookies — they just 

melted- in one's mouth. . And if we 

had to hand out D. S. C.'s or D. S. 

M.'s, we would give one or both to 

: of Smithtown 

'married this afternoon in the bride's 
home on Pleasant street. The decora- 
tions were hydrangeas, laurel and 
ipink roses. The ceremony was per- 
formed, by Rev. J. A. HaWley pastor 

<L W + J of First church. The ring bearer, ! each of a little group of Red Cross 
( lie niStOy Henry B Hubbard, and the flower] canteen workers who attend regu- 



C( nces wit 

*ost morj 
tl 'oes not | 
Pi the n< 

exlge and 


'girl, Jane Hubbard, were a nephew larly the dances for enlisted men 
and' niece of the bride. Miss Clara 'every Wednesday evening at tne A. 
^Wood played the wedding march. R. C Snlisted Men's Club in Trier. 
The bride wore a traveling gown of Usually there are about a' dozen 
dark green broadcloth and carried heroic girls and nearly a thousand 
bridal roses. She is the daughter of romping doughboys. A space about 
Mrs. Mary E. Hubbard and prepared (ten feet wide and the entire length. 
for college in Smith academy, Hat- ^ f the floor is roped off. To jazz fur- 
field, was graduated from Smith eoK n isbed by any of the bands stationed 
lege in 1907 and has been teacher of around here the girls dance with the) 
English in the Greenfield high i uc k y fellows and §very two minutes I 
gchool. The bridegroom, a civil en-i hange partners ^ at the signal of a ; 
gineer, is a graduate of Pratt j lnsti-^. looQy „ with a ^istle. And so the j 

< dance goes merrily on for two hours' 
^with hardly a rest for the girls. Theyj 
come closer to solving the problem of ! 
perpetual motion than any we have 
seen in a long time. As these girls' 
serve at the A. R. C cafeteria, is 
any wonder that, on the morning ai- 

tute, Brooklyn, and served 13 
months with the 302 N. Y. Engin- 
eers. Mr. and Mrs. Hallock will live 
at Smithtown Branch, L. I. 


March 29. — Mr. and Mrs. J. E. I 
Porter of School street and their 
grandchildren, Doris, Helen and Mil- 
dred McLeod, are spending a week at 
Atfantic City, N. J. ft. 

ter, an innocent permlssionaire, who 
probably never saw the dance, gets 
coffee poured on his oatmeal instead 
Of milk? J. O. 

ncEM-RKTC! 18. 191« 


Hatfield Celebrates Ending off 

War in Auspicious J 

Manner. 1 

HATFIELD, Nov. IT— Shujk 
oelebratlon of victory ty&s the largest. \ 
:>( the kind ever held in town. A. pa~ W 
rade of 1000 men. women and children. 1 
a community sing:, and a. victory flaflce '( 
in the evening at. which $48 was c'eai-ed 
for the War Work campaign, WftS the 
program of the day. The parade passed ]t 
through the route nearly three miles of 
the principal streets, and was cheered a 
ail along the way. A few automobiles j, 
carried some people in different seQ* 
tions of the parade, but it was mostly ' 
a, marching parade, led by the Green- 
field Band. Music was also furnished 3 
by the r*brthampton Band and the ,. 
.Polish Band of this town. 

First in line came Marshal H. D. 
Smith, with his aids, Myron D wight and 
Joseph E. Godirt, followed by the Select- 
men and other town officials; next the 
15 Hatfield draftees led by Corp. John 
Kozash, who was home from Camp 
Devens for the week-end. Three of the 
four living veterans of th Civil war fol- 
lowed, carrying their Grand Army ban- 
ner. In the service section came the 
parents and wives of the men in srvice. 
The Boy Scouts carried a service flag 
with a, gold star in memory of their! 
former scoutmaster, Marcus G. Mullins, 
who died at Camp Devens. the only 
Hatfield boy to lose his life in the serv*- 
ice of his country. 

The women of the town united under 
the Red Cross banner and wore the 
Red Cross emblems. They carried also 
banners of the various organizations; 

HATF1KLD fj^d j 

July 27. — Mrs. Anna F. Woods, 
who has spent the past year and ft 
hall in India, arrived at her home 1 
on Main street yesterday. Her daugh-; 
ter, Miss Charlotte Woods of New 
York, accompanied her. Mis. Woods jnentS On 
has had an enjoyable trip and has en- ij 
circled the globe. She sailed 'rona ;es. 
Victoria, B. C, in November, 1918, 
across the Paciiic thrntgh storms ie depart- 
that the most seasoned travelers de- 
clared were the woiv.t in their memo- 
ry and landed at Japan for a brief 
visit, then on to China and Siam and 
India. She returned under ideal 
sea conditions by way of the Mediter- 
ranean, where she landed in France 
fof a visit with her sister and her 
husband, Mr. and Mrs. Hastings, who 
are working with children of tne de- 
vastated region. Mrs. Woods plans ' 
to spend most of the summer in En- 
field at her home where her children 
and their families are gathering. bf the Sttl- 

Mr and Mrs 7 L,. Prouly pnt^r- 

ton, is as 

in small 


~dicine, such 



Ware, Nov. 9. — Announcement of 
the marriage of Mrs. Harriet" A. 
Barnes, who made her home on Bank 
street for a short time, and William 
C. gliss, an officer at the Rutland 
prison camp, has been received here. ] 
The ceremony took place Saturday 
and Rev. Dr. W. C. Gordon of the 
East Congregational church per- ju»iA. l triCS IS 
formed the ceremony. . j , - , 

The marriage was the culmination snare OI tne 

of the 
If of the 
)0 short 
id to be 
ps. It is 
3f post- 


^presenting the Real Folks, Woman's , 

Endeavor and the Book Club, the Home [ of a romance which began when the n „ "P rac _ 

Service section, also the Natyirio Club. ["Couple both lived in Hatfield, their & ' 

numbered 75 and were preceded j- homes adjoining. They were play- tion." The 

of tSfjSSi ri Th! 2fi?%f i he ? ags f mates and attended the same school , 

ox tne Allies. The meu of the town I „ . ** . .- __ _,. & n r n n thp 

marched together, led by John McHugh, f f or several years and until Mr. Bliss cry on tne 
acting president of the Board of Trade. j<was 13 their friendship was uninter* L _ nr|fi _ t 
c"ib V ' H ' KeUar ' P resident of" the men's .|l ru pted. Mr. Bliss worked in Cold- 1L 7" U11C atu " 
° The Polish people had a separate sec \ brook Springs for a time and married t\VO tO four 
tion led by the band and thei three . Alice F. Pierce in 1877. She died in 
societies in uniform. The men num- .'J191S. i 

23? ™° t Jw*f **, *5 e ^ omen and He was manager of his father-in- '^-^ nf 

gins, 50. The latter had a float repre- ? , _, . . - , „ ^ »drtment OI 

senting the liberty of Poland, some , laT ^ s business for several years and 
of the men appeared in costume show- ' later entered the employ of D. Whit- }^er QUalifl- 
ing uncle Sam leading the Kaiser in' ing & Sons of Boston, as manager of 

whi* K?££*SSS ^ ehind T ith . a i their New Hampshire milk handling T practice 

wnip. the Czechoslovaks, numbering , iT *«. 4»^« %. _ * ± t» *± 

40. had a separate section and made ar^P laGt ' June 10 > 1912 > be ^ ent to Ru ^ D art of the 

at the ¥ 

excellent showing. The school childre 
numbering 500, came next. The Smit 
Academy had a float for each class, an< 
the service flag was carried. Two of th 
pupil? rode in a one horse sha\- a 
Sophia and Oliver Smith. • 

The community sing was led by Mis; 
Maude JJ. Boyle from the steps of tht 
Memorial Hall and was the largest anc 
best of the season. The Victory dance 
dvw a large crowd in the evening, the' 
music was furnished by Gleason's Or- 
chestra of Northampton. 

C ^ land to serve as an 
prison camp. 


In 1918 Mr. Bliss went to Hatfield 
to attend the funeral of a. relative* 
and while there he* met Mrs. Barnes, 
who had lost her hushand, George 
Barnes, whom she married in 1888. 
Conversation led 'back to school days 
and the flame kindled in youth v. as 
revived with the resulting man\ige 
Saturday. Mr. Bliss is 66 and his wife 
is 63. 


reduced f 

a m 

English C 

!md of th 
Other can 
'ion to th 



MISS ' -• 

In a recent letter to her mother, i 
Miss Marian C. Billings writes as fed- ', 
19. — A letter has " been re-r*°** : L *ttle did I think, when I eaidj 
by Mrs. Roswell Billing goodbye to you last summer that six 
from her daughter, Miss Marian C. naoiittis later I would be in Germany, 
Billings, which wi}l be of interest * ivin £ in the house once occupied by 
to her many Hatfield friends. She "* ne ma yor of a large city and later, ! 
says: "It seems like a dream, my j during the war, used" as an auxiliary 
being in Germany, and things' are "hospital, °r that I would be riding on 



not yet settled, just what we will 
do. The morning after I arrived in 
Treves some of us were telephoned 
for to go on to Cobientz and I was 
one. It was hard to leave Miss 
Adams, but I got my baggage re- 
checked and started on a ZV 2 hours' 
ride with eight others. The trip 
was perfectly, beautiful, up the Mo- 
Of havi selle river, towering banks on each 

a) The side ' a11 terrace{ l an <* vineyard aft- 
/ iC ter vineyard on the slopes; every 
Exarnow and then a castle on the 

the street cars side by side with th** 
nated boche and meeting them every 
day on the street. I am with the 
army of occupation in Treves or 
Trier, Germany, a city dating back 
before Christ with interesting ruins, 
One can , visit the Amphitheatre 
where centuries ago the Christian 
gladiators fought with the lions; see 
the dark, damp dungeons in which 
they were chained; the wells, with 
their outlet in the river into which 
their dead bodies were thrown; the 
l\ Th heights, and the German castles are| bIocks in the ^ a11 to which they 
V) i ne g0 picturesque. We look out upon I were chained. I've wondered if the 
one from the window of our room. 

by t 
at a rec 
Of hav 
nized n 

German boy has the same vivid ini- 

1 The fin! 


>ral and 

; >erformai 

he Colle 

anuary 1 


j7 ears in t 

lence th 

nonths t] 

>ost, in c 

two towers at each end under which 

we pass to go to the enlisted men'3 tneat, cheese or fish sandwiches 

club. We are entitled to wear on 
our sleeve the insignia for the army 
of occupation, a circle of red on a 

out food the steaming coffee and the 

taste goed. It is a constant source of 
wonder to me that the American sol- 
dier never forgets his manners. It is 

When I reached Cobientz I found i agination as the American youth of 
that a mistake had been made and I ten or twelve. I can picture our boys 
I took a train two hours later back | at home fighting imaginary lions in] 
to Treves, or, as the Germans call tnat arena, confining and releasing j 
it, Trier. My time between was unfortunate captives, and the hitl-j 
spent getting necessary papers to L sides, now covered with vineyards,! , 
get in and out. It was a wonderful resounding with the roars of lions j 
trip and I was so happy to corne^* 1 ^ * ne moans of dying gladiators.; 
back to someone I knew. Yesterday This, is a wine country and the • 
I went to work at the station from banks of the Moselle river from j 
3 to 11. Was on with two girls who Trier to Coblenz are one mass of! 
had worked in Chalons with Flor- terraces, rising high on each side! 
ence (Billings). The- people here( wi th here and there a castle against 
are very, very nice. They have most the sky line. The people in Trier 
of them been over here for a long^ are , to a *l appearances well nour- 
time and we think we are so forty- ished, but boys who are in the intel- 
nate-tp have come up. The work igHigence department tell me that the j 
not nearly so hard so far as in- race3 °£ women and children intQ- 
Vierzon, but much more is required 'whose homes they have had to go 
of us socially. We are all quartered haunt them. In the cities of. Berlin 
together in a huge German man- : an<i Cologne there is reported to be 
sion, a wonderfully beautiful house. I much suffering for lack of food. An 
At present, because I am one of the [ order that no member of the A. E. F. 
late comers, I am in a room with Loan- buy food at a store, hotel or 
four others, which has to be heated j restaurant makes the Red Cross can- 
by a stovej but part of the house is teens a necessity, for there are many 
steam heated and there is a bathtub casuals passing through. The can- 
with a gas arrangement for •heating teen personnel, numbering twenty, 
the water. A hot bath in a tub did I are busy at the station canteen and 
fe^' so good this morning. The ! the Enlisted Men's club. Imagine 
weather has been cold the past j how wonderful it would be after a 
week; it was very cold and chilly in j twenty-five hour ride from Paris, 
Paris and the first snow I have seen probably without any seat, to walk 
since I came over I saw the day I into an attractive room, clean and 
went, to Cobientz. The city is clean, bright with flaming red tulips or 
the streets broad, and there is an ) yellow daffodils or crocuses on each 
old Roman ruin, a big arch wi<h table. After twenty-five hours with 

blue background with a white a in- \ always "please" and "thank you' 
side." I and the poor hungry boys who must 





he hollow to their toes content 

themselves with a few sandwiches 

instead of devouring the whole oas- 

ketful. At the tea tables eveiy af tee- 
the boys have real doughnuts. 

It is wonderful what oce can do 

without eggs. A frieze of hachels' 
I [around the room on Washington's! 
'birthday and hearts o,n Valentine's * 

;day reminded the boys of gouf; times' 230t , Anniversary Celebra-'iible to the 

borne. On these two days we had r J 

I the dansantes with a piano and vio- v ^ lon | g e Discussed in 'n in study 
lin for music and corn meal on the . , , 

I floor to make it possible to dance, i I own Meeting. [Uent to the 

The canteener in Germany not only Northampton, Jan. 25— At t-hc mc j f hav- 

oldiers, n^own 

ie primary 

has to feed the American 

but has to 

meeting next month Hatfield' 

provide recreation for will discuss plans for the celebra- ^esDOIlsible 
them and they have gone dance rtion of the 250th anniversary of the 1 " 
prazy. Every Wednesday evening we incorporation of the town, w k i0n Jth.S. 
have a dance for the enliisfced men, j comes May 31, 1920. Hatfield is one, 
as one man said, the best example, of hof the substantial New England pare 
perpetual motion he had ever seen, (towns. It has stately mansions, 
There are twenty men to every WO- imagnificent elms and an exceptional 
man and when the boys tag., in their t air of P fos *>* ri W; 
eagerness to get a dance, one is [ it has been stated, and it is not 
pulled from all sides. For two whole \ far from tlle 
hours the girls dance, changing t:f , armer 
partners every few minutes. How J' 

those boys enjoy it! And the watch. . tobacco lan<3s _ rhe B6ldena df , 
ers on the sidelines are equally- street are the lafgest onion growe ^ 
amused. I would never believe that in this part of the statet cultivating; 
in six months I could become so ,70 acres, and several of the lar ? er ! the Roval 
toughened that it is seldom that I be- C - tobacco growers plant 30 acres each, j ' 

come tired. There are two large hos-^ These are the important industries; qualifica- 
pitals near here and at present I am and caring for the crops in the sum-! ^ 
going every other day to see soniei mer and sorting tobacco in winter 
boys who are ill. One is a K. P. in furnish employment 
the station canteen, for we have sol- 
diers detailed to do our heavy work 

on Main Street owns and 
, drives an automobile. Hatfield has 
long been noted for its onion and 




of the population. » 

Northampton was only 16 years old 

. when Hatfield was incorporated and 
for us. the hospitals are German bar- slthis city has special interest in its 

racks with five to twelve beds m a j daughter up the river. There is a 
room. The boys are glad to see me, -j debt of gratitude, for to Sophia Smith 
also the food I am able to carry over ; | of Hatfield Northampton owes smith 
because for the .present I am house-, j College. With her estate of less than 
keeper. Each day before going to j a million dollars the largest 
work I order the meals. I must con- j- woman ' s college in- the world was 
fess it seems almost as much to plan • ! founded and its influence has gone 
for twenty women as to feed six hun- f\ ont into a11 P arts of the earth, 
dred men at the canteen. Today Gen. } \ fjg^ ' 
Pershing inspected the club and lat- 
er attended a dance at which . I was 
present. Treves is advanced genera! 
headquarters and Pershing has a 
house here. Nearly every evening an 
entertainment of some sort i§ given 
at the club, usually a minstrel show. 
We have many trained musicians. 
Every company has a quartet and 
good dramatic talent. Buds areM 
smiling. Birds are saying that, soon j 
the country will be beautiful. But I, 
agree with the boys that there is no' I 
more wonderful country than the r ! j 
good old U. S. A. 








woman, yet appreciated the value of 
j learning and was determined that in 
j the struggle for existence women 
j should have an equal chance 
j men. 

To Hatfield Northampton also owes 
i the Smith Charities and the Smith 
(School. These Avere the gift of Oliver 
j Smith, who was" a typical New Eng- 
i lander. He was the uncle of Sophia 
[Smith and the larger, part of . hisi, i« 

j wealth vas made by dealing in fat"™ CailQl- 

cattle. He was a -shrewd busiftess^ l f^l 

| man, economical to the last degree-^ / 3 - Pol- 
and the aim of his life was to make,, 
jail he could and save- all he made. 

He built much wiser than he knew, 

for' in the Smith Charities he has 

made thousands of boys learn a good 

trade and has given them $500 toward 

a start in life. In the Smith School 

he has given agricultural education 

and industrial training. Although he 

was inclined to sneer at the educated 

man and made all sorts of fun of 

scientific farming, yet down deep in 

his heart he realized that knowledge j 

was power both in farming and in ' 

August 1, 1938. 

sual subject; $7 ? ,r :° ( 

J uel H. 

9 on unusual Eanie. The town was 
the home of Col Ephrairn Willia 

founder oFWiiliami College. Me was 
a nephew of Rev. William Williams, 
pastor of Hatfield Church from 1686 
to 1741. Col. Williams was of a rov- 
ing disposition and his early life was 
spent, at sea. At the outbreak of 
hostilities in 1744 between England 

industrial pursuits, 

Another institution that hag re- 
lieved no end of suffering- came from 
Hatfield, Dickinson Hospital. Cooley 
Dickinson gave $100,000 as a start 
and the institution has developed into 
one of the best charities in the coun- 
ty. In addition to the generous gift 
to Smith College, Sophia Smith left 

00 for Smith Academy and Sam- i, and France he abandoned the sea 

_. Dickinson built Memorial Hall, " and enlisted for service against Can- 

illiversitieS p] wbich - contains the library building. ; ( ada, After this war he lived for sev- 

T # "; The celebration of the 250th anni- j era) years in Hatfield, but fell at St. 

-for the Cliplor versary naturally recalls the early; George in 1755 in the French and In- 

history of the town. Northampton: dian war. He left his estate for the 

was settled in 1654 and it was only ; maintenance of a free school in a 

^ fi ve years' later that the first family town-hip beyond Fort Massachusetts 

The place went to Jlatfield and settled on those U to De known as Williamstown, The 

g fertile meadow lands, The colony! f ree school later developed into 

lie gOVerniTK grew rapidly and from the start was : jiatns College. 

I t r«ll oo r,f +W mado part of Hadle >'- The Co ""i : Elisha Williams, son of Rev. Wil* 
Veil as OI inenecticut River was a formidable p*r>» p liani Williams, was the third presi- 
^hPn,i M tinnc ri€r ^ during parts of the year j, den t of Yale College, and Jonathan 
11C qUCbUUllb people could not cross to attend [> Dickinson, born and brought uu in 
Varincr on OT ChUrCh and publiC ^ ath(?rin ^' There { Hatfield, became first president of 
paling uu w hvas early a&it . ^ J Princeton College. Hatfield has had 

other famous men. Col. Samuel Part- 
•idge was "the most important man 

j Hatfield, became 
separate p r i nce ton College. 
i/pll 7\^ for cc r town and the legislature was peti 

t is apparent Ear,y in " the year 16 '° the P etition )in Western Massachusetts after "the 

■ I death of Col. Pynchon of Springfield 
in 1703.'' Col, Israel Williams, "Te 
monarch of Hampshire" and "one of 
the River Qods," was commander of 
all the Western Massachusetts- tr ; 
in the campaign against the French 
and Indians. Rev. Joseph Lyman, 
pastor of the Hatfield Church during 
)ithe Revolution, everted great in 
Alienee in the struggle against Great 


he extension corporate<i on Ma y sl of that year 
, Before the town became incorporated 

.Ot Only tO i] steps were taken toward the organ- 
ization of a church. Rev. Hope Ath-' 

Jilt alSO tO il erto'n was the first pastor and he was I 
ordained May 10, 1670, three weeks 

erVlCeS. C^XllC before the town became incorporated. 
- . . "" J Those early settlers suffered un- . 

satlOTl lSSUed' told horrors from Indian raids. There 
were many Hatfield men in the 

/■- i ■ were "ma 

Proposes that! Bloody Brook disaster* in South Deer- f/Britain._ J^im Hastings 

( i ii j field and in the attack on the Indians' representative in the colonial and 

.na ail neCeS in Turners Falls. In the latter *x- 1 State Legislatures continuously from 
Qitin-nQl nmuif eiIitio:n Kev - Hope Atherton lost his c 1776 to 1807. Arthur and Joseph 

ULlOIiai prOVl lif0 throu gh the exposures endured. [ \ Billings and George Cutter of Hat- 

l he inHiviHlia The Tt0rst disaster came in the fall ; aei<i were pioneers 

of 1677. While the men were in the !, Louis and many other western cities 
Ids at work, a band of Indians | and towns received valuable recruits 
ddenly appeared, burned houses, I from the little town on the banks of 
nd carried into \ the Connecticut, 
and children. L It goes without saying that Hatfield 
Ondon CoUI They endured frightful hardships on | will celebrate its 250th anniversary 
journey to Canada, Ben jr. - 
Waite and Stephen Jennings 
p j organized an expedition to go in 

^ient Stan at (pursuit of the captives, but they had 

* There is a 

e ae family dc fiel ; 

' sud 

niber 3 19 slaughtered inmates ai 
r" ' captivity 17 women 

^Ondon CoUI TIte ^ endured frightfu 
r# the long 

c ide a whole- min 

C winter before "they Started. They 
! suffered from exposure and from 
lack of provisions, but finally suc- 
ceeded in ransoming the captives and 

Provisions of ' 

LmS IS exempj In tbe earIy spring a start was niadef-p 1 5Ci 

c1~ p H P<;ti tn fp ; for 1 " lome - °^ t,iie 1T captives 13 re- 
lic ucsuLULC turned and ^ hile in ca p tivi ty daugh- 

heir homes t tera were ^ orn to both Waite and 

5 | Jennings, the former called Canada 

^ if ant Welfart vVaite and the latter Captivity 

i Jennings. 
C nd particilL Canada Waite was the ancestor of 
j the frugal Smiths, who in later years i 
scattered learning and charity with I 
j lavish hands. Little Sally Coleman, jj 
who at the age of four trudged along n 
jbeside her captors, later became the,' 
of John Field and the direct j 
ancestor of Stephen Field, justice of 
the Supreme Court of the United 
States; Cyrus Field, the first te 

Atlantic cable, and Marshall 

Field, the merchant prince of Chicago. 

Along educational lines Hatfield has 

in st3 r le. Things are never done by 
halves in the town to the north of 
the Meadow City. There is no end of 
enthusiasm and loyalty and there will 
be pageants, parades, banquets, 
speeches and other exercises com- 
memorating the glorious deeds of tne- 
last two centuries and a, half. 

vn \ 7S M 


in settling St. i 

Town Honors Service Men, 
Who Form Post in Amer- 
ican Legion. 

HATFIELD, Oct. 11— Hatfield pre- 
sented a festive appearance this aft- 
ernoon, when all the townspeople 
gathered in front of Memorial Hall 
to participate in the official welcome 
to the service men who took par 

•a.;,- on every side could! t * ere obtained. It was votied to name 

the posl the Marcus (.;. Mullins Post, 
in honor of the only soldier from this 
town who lost his life in the service. 
Priv. Mullins died a year ago In 
Camp Devens during: the influenza 

Telegrams and letters were read 
from the following service men who 

i lonal a n col- ! I 

ors floating on the breeze, inspiring 1 
all t<. a more ferVeiit feeling at pa- 
triotism, j 

A.1 2 o'clock the 104th Infantry B 
played "The Star-Spangled Bann<.r," 


and under the leadership of Miss } j wer e unable to attend the celebration • Un obstetriCS, 
Maud C. Boyle, supervisor of music Maj. James H. Day, who is in Texas- li- 

e joined <' Capt. Carl E. Morton. New York city;' fUSease, Vene- 

•■ leapt. George W. Shirk. New York L™ TT n Jtoj n 

j[ city; Lieut. J. Leonard Day, Memphis, B oS * Un 

Corp. Carl Harris, 

In singing the national anthem. Th 

was followed by the address of wel 

come, given by John W. Kiley, chair- , | Tenn.; CcfrpT' Cart" Harris *whT"u"2 ' 

man of the Board of Selectmen. There if Italy; Corp. Matthew C. Ryan who is 

were also patriotic addresses by Rev. 

Albert P. Watson, pastor of the Con- 1 

gregational Church; Rev. Thomas B. • 

Cunningham, pastor of St. Joseph's ^ 

Church; Rev. Stanislaus, Zdebel, pas- „ 

tor of Holy Trinity Church, and C. K. f 

Morton, one of Hatfield's Civil war 



who i :n ^ii s ts are now 

an, who is 
stationed in South Carolina, and Priv. jnril in nlastlC 
Joseph T. Ryan. Paris Island, S. C. pidbUU 

At 8.30 o'clock a large crowd gath- L thyTOid dlS- 
ercd in Town Hall, where dancing . 

and a social time continued until U >Urinary dis- 
o'clock. The .hall was prettily. ,. , 

!| trimmed with autumn leaves and ^ardlOVaSCUlar 
l flags. 
Selectman Edward A. Breor then j The committee which had <>harge F Special UnitS 

en- of the celebration was John McHugh, 

k ! Belden, William L. Belden, Edward A. L ™. nv iHeH A 
Breor, William H. Dickinson, Alex C P r0Viaea - A 

fer n iokn M "w'^T ish ^ Verne T tH - Kel - tions are now 

ier, John W. Kiley, Myron Kuleska, 

Hugh McLeod, John C. Ryan, C. C. al Colleges and 

Warner, Charles W. Wade, Reuben F. 

: weiis, r. j. whaien and h. w. woi- linical staffs in 

j f ram. Miss Margaret McGrath was , 

Junior bicycle race—Won by Gor- chairman of the supper committee, the increasing 
don Billings . The following were her assistants:,, , .. , 

Free-for-all bicycle race— W on by ; Mrs. Henry W. Carl, Mrs Harry L these hospitals 
Carl Ryan. _ 'Howard, Mrs. Matthew J. Ryan, Mrs' i o '1 

100-yard dash (for upper classmen Thomas J. R yan and Mi<=s Emna' OUn V ^OlinCll 
of Smith Academy) — Won by Robert Waite. , ■. r™ 

Graves. __ ■■ _ > S ChOOlS. 1 he 

100-yard dash (for freshmen of ~ -r~r~v — _ :_n ~T~~ Z T ' — . 

Smith -Aeaae^-Won by B M »ey [^ ?Rm XS WOODS WRITES f^f ^ 

\>r its fellow- 

The Bay of Bengal, , 

Jan. 31, 1919. contemplate 

It is such a long time since I left health units 
that I think it is time I let !• • u 

(ties may be 

~^. niv v.i-icuiaiiuii was donn iMCrlugh ' J 

The parents of the boys who are away C | chairman, Paul Balise, Jr., Oscar V in § anC * man y 
from the town responded for them ' " 
and received their badges. After the 
enthusiastic singing of "America" the 
crowd broke up. and the afternoon 
program was concluded with sports, 
under the direction of Paul Balise, Jr. 
In the program of sports the events 
were won as -follows: 


Junior foot race — Won by John I 

Free-for-all foot race — Won by 
Franklin Shea. I 

The tug-of-war took place between 
teams composed of young men and ? 


men. and th 
their elders to a 



The Hatfield Fire Department hose \ ^' ou *f-H 

companies engaged in a hose-laying iyou know what has happened to me. 

1 j There is so much to tell, that I hard- Report of the 
ty know where to begin. I- never j 

Memorial Hall. Hose company No. 5 
of Bradstreets won the contest lay- 
ing 250 feet of hose and securing a I beamed that I would have so many 

and varied experiences. If you want edical officers 
to see the world, join the mission- officers " and 
aries, and you will have your heart's 
desire. FT capacity. 

To begin with, I was guilty of pre- ledical officer, 

stream in 27 seconds. Hose company 
Xo. 2 was second, and the Veteran 
Firemen, third. 

At 5 o'clock the World war vet- 
erans. Civil war veterans and town 
officials assembled in Town Hall, 

where the women of the Red Cross yarication, when I told you that I> octant His 
served a dinner. During the dinner I Avould g0 on tlie Santa CruZf about 

there was singing by Mrs. Edward 
J. Day, Miss Helen Goclowska, E. L. 
Graves, Murray B. Graves and John 
W. Mullins. 

the middle of November. I did no 
such thing. After a nice trip across 
i ae United States, with a beautiful 
day at the Grand Canyon, we arrived 
Chairman John McHugh was toast- w gan Prancisco just ia time to learn 
■ atthe dinner. The speakers , that the boat had been CQm _ , 

Balise and Miss 
Dr. A. J. Bonne- 1 

included Peter L. 
Marion C Billings 
ville spoke in behalf of the American 
Legion and at the conclusion of his 
address the service men unanimously 
voted to ,form a post of the Legidn. 
The signatures of 47 charter members 

mandeered, and we would not go. It 
| really was most confusing the next 
few days. The armistice was signed 
and we heard that the boat was re- 
leased, and then that she was not. 
Wp waited two weeks in that uncer- 

tain state- ana uien we nnany Jtost 
patience, with the Santa Cruz. We 
went doWn to the wharf to see her, 
and I almost repented of my wrath, 
for she w r as such a nice-clean-white- 
and-greega boat,' and I really forgave 
I her for treating . us so, as a real 
i Christian; should. We saw her in 
Singapore again, after she had been 

cousin of mine, whose father and 
mother are in Rahuri of our mission) 
had his work there. He has lately 
been married, and I was given in- 
structions to look his wife over very 
carefully, as I would have to carry a 
report to his father and mother. I 
obeyed, and was glad to see that the 
report would be very favorable. They 

to Vladivbstock, and almost' 'took' 1 were quite sure that I ought to stay 

nocmira r\vi lior frtr* C*<*Xo\\+tc* hilt • i~ T„ — ~_ --.J — ,_^_»1~«J _: _iv ___i.~ 

passage on her for Calcutta, but 
something better came our wajv 

Instead- of going from San Fran- 
cisco, we had word that the Empress 
of Japan : was sailing from Van- 
couver the 26th of November, so we 
| took a coast boat up to Victoria, and 
sailed on the Empress on Thanks- 
giving morning for Hongkong, via 
Japan. And then we had our first 
touch of "that peculiar feeling that 
comes only on the sea. Mother had 
it worse than I, in fact, she was the 
| worst sailor on the ship. At first I 
was sick, I don't deny, and I was 
very much disappointed in myself, 
but after the first week, I arose to 
the occasion and since then I have 
been the/very best kind of a sailor. 
It was cold, on that northern route, 
and we had prepared for the tropics, 
so we had to walk fast when we went 
on deck for the air. It was rough, 
too, and the officers assured us it 

in Japan and promised me all sorts J 
of good things if I would live with 
them, but in spite of the fact that 
Japan is very nice, I am just as sure 
that the place for me is where I am 

Prom Tokio, we went to Kyoto. 
Some of the party went to Kobe to 
see the people there, but we went to 
the Doshisha school, and saw Mad- 
eline Waterhouse, and took lunch 
with. Mr. and Mrs. Cobb of our 
board. We went to see two beauti- 
ful Buddhist temples, where we had 
to take off our shoes, lest we stain 
their spotless floors. The men did, 
I should say, for seeing my high 
laced shoes they took pity on me, and 
tied on the covers over them. I was 
glad they did, for I would have de- 
layed the whole party, if I. had had 
to lace them up. I have to get up 
five minutes earlier in the morning 
las it is, when I wear them. We saw 

was the very worst trip they had j j a service going on where the Budd- 
hist priests were supposed to be bus- 
ily engaged in prayer, but they were 
really peeking around to see who 
the visitors were. Such is human na- 
ture, the world around. The Japan- 
ese are the neatest people in the 
world, I do believe. The building was 
absolutely spotless. So were the little 

ever had. Of course we believed ; 
them, even though we had a sneak- ! 
ing feeling that they were telling us ' 
that to comfort us. 

We carried 425 British sailors in 
the steerage who were going home to 
England via Hongkong, after three 
years' absence, and there were some 

go'od musicians among them. .We shops along the street. I didn't ap- 

gave three concerts, and had great 
fun rehearsing for them. We played 
deck golf when the weather permit- 
ted, and also for a little work we 
had a class in Marathi every day, 
and now are really quite fluent in 
asking the price of things, telling 
what we/would like to eat, and what 
time of day it is, etc. We haven't got 
to the point of preaching sermons 
yet. Altogether the time passed 
altogether to swiftly, and I was 
more than sorry to get to Yokohama 
where some of our passengers got 
off. We had a great many mission- 
aries on board, and some of the nic- 
est left us at Japan. 

The passengers were given their 
choice of. staying on the boat going 
around Japan, or going across by 
j rail, and getting on again at Nagas- 
aki. I chose the latter, but mother, 

preciate it so much then, but since I. 
have seen some of the streets in 
China, I see the difference. The sta- 
tions were all gorgeously huge af- 
fairs, and the first time we ap- 
proached one, in Tokio, we nearly 
shocked the guards out of their lives, 
by nearly walking in the imperial 
entrance, reserved for the emperor, 
whenever he wishes to grace the 
dwelling with his august presence. 
We, seeing this huge main entrance, 
wished to grace it ourselves, when 
the guards came flying up, waving 
their hands at us, to tell us that we 
mustn't defile the entrance with our 
lowly presence. So we refrained. 

We had five days more on the boat 
after leaving Nagasaki, and then we 
had to say good-bye to lots of the 
nice folks we had met on her. As a 
matter of fact, we saw a good many 

just beginning to get her sea-legs,] -S tSeii? a«2in for they were all 
preferred to stay on the boat. Having ^^^fp^sage a week or" two. 

We had a very nice place to stay. I 

gotten used to seasickness, she 
thought she would continue in the 
same, and not exchange it for car- 
sickness. So the younger folks and | 
some"of the passengers, about twenty j 
in all, took the land journey. We ' 
went up. to Tokio and rode around ! 
the city, during the short time we' 
could stay. I called at the American j 
[embassy, for Joseph Ballantine (a 1 

do love the tropics, and the kind of 
buildings they have, great big ve- 
randas, and big gardens, and the 
entrances to the hotels look like 
conservatories. All the missionaries 
got together on Christmas day for 
tea, and we all had a present of the 
foolish variety. We arrived in Hong- 

Miss Mary A. Dickinson of School 
street was called to Westfield Wednes- 
day by the news of the death of her 
nephew, Oscar DMvle, who died in 
tonkers, X. Y-< of pneumonia, after a 
ivu days' illness. He was the busiband 
of Alma Cihesfer, the actress, who with 
her troupe played in Northampton the 
past season. Besides his wife he 
leaves a atep-jeon, Reginald, who goes 
to school here, to whom he was very 
much attached. He also leaves a father 
and two sisters in Westfield, where be 
was born 31 years ago, also two oider 
• s. sons of his father by a former 
marriage. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Dickinson) Dibble died about six 
weeks ago after a lingering' illness. She 
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Erastus Dickinson and was born in Mon- 
treal. Canada, her mother's native city. 
61 years ago. but when quite young her 
parents moved to this town and at the 
time of her father's death, many years 
ago. they resided on School street, 
where her sisters now live. Her father 
was a native of Hatfield and brother of 
the late Elijah P. Dickinson; whose 
widow. "Aunt. Phoebe." also resides on 
School street. Mrs. Dihble was married 
about ?>2 years ago and lias since resid- 
ed in Wesfefieid. She leaves two younger 
sisters. Miss Mary A., and Fannie, the 
wife of Marshall Burke. One elder and 
one younger brother died several years 
ago and the mother some 1- years ago. 

John XL-Hugh. Jr., has a new iron 
gray horse with which he is well 

■ gS£ggg!WE!Llg tf ' - ' - J -i ' """ " 



Death of Prominent Woman 
Resident of Hatfield. 

HATFIELD, Jan. 28— Mrs. Daniel W. 
Wells, 65 years old, died this morning 
in her home in Main street. She was 
a member of the Congregational church 
and a worker in all the societies con- 
nected with it. She had been vice- 
president of the Real Folks for a long 
time and had been treasurer of the 
woman's board of missions for 15 years. 
She leaves, besides her husband, one 
son Reuben of this town; a daugh- 
ter Mrs. Edward Cowan of Hoiyoke; 
a grandson, five brothers, Reuben, Wil- 
liam and Clarence Belden of Brad- 
street, Herbert Belden of New Hamp- 
shire and George Belden of South 
Deerfield. The funeral will be in the 
home Saturday at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. 
R. M. Woods will conduct the ser- 

Excellent Orations and Essays by 

the Young Graduates of Smith 


The graduating exercise* at Smith 
academy, Thursday evening, were of an 
interesting character. There was a 
large attendance, quite a number being 
present from out of town. Eleven young 
men and ladies graduated and received 
their diplomas from the hands of Prin- 
cipal H. W. Dickinson. All had parts, 
the young men orations and the young 
ladies essays, and all acquitted them- 
selves in a very commendable manner in 
their delivery and the excellent prepar- 
ation shown in their parts. 

The class is one of the largest that has 
graduated for several years. The young 
men outnumbered the young" ladies, there 
being eight of the former ana only three 
of the latter. 

The hall was handsomely and very 
tastefully decorated with ferns, laurels 
and palms, and the class's Greek motto, 
"To the front/' was neatly wrought in 
daisies on a laurel background which 
banked the rear of the platform. On 
the left of the hall, a large flag of green 
I and white, the class colors, bearing the 
figures, 1902, hung from the wall. 

Promptly at 8 o'clock the class filed 
into the hall to the fine music of War- 
ner's orchestra of Northampton. Princi- 
pal Dickinson, Miss Carrie Clark and 
Miss Bertha Dillow, members of the fac 
ulty, leading the way to the platform 
which were seated the trustees of the 
v academy, W. H. Dickinson, president of* 
the board; Daniel Billings, secretary; 
-Rev. R. M. Woods. Alfred H. Graves, 
Thaddeus Graves and D. TV. Wells. 
All the graduating parts were chosen 
1 in reference to a general subject upon 
' some of the world's heroes, and for this 
reason each speaker was followed with 
i an unabated interest. Such an arrange- 
1 ment of graduating parts seems to be 
worthy of imitation by other institutions 
of learning. 

After the prayer by Rev. R. M. Woo 3s 
the graduating exercises followed in this 
order: — 

Essays-Heroism in the Home, Maude 
Fitch Warner; oration — Socrates, Rob- 
ert Edward Fitzgerald; oration — Alexan- 
der the Great, Arthur Curtis Bardwell: 
music; oration — iRobert E. Lee. M ; c-hael 
Larkin Proulx; oration — The Ideal Hero, 
Leonard Curren Allair; oration — Lafay- 
ette, Frank Hamel Breor; music; essay 
— Life Savers, Barbara Doppman; ora- 
tion—Mahomet. Alpheus Godin: oration, 
JAfred the Great. Roswell Graves Bill- 


inss; music: essay— William Tell, Kath- herQ . g he whQ battles for the right 
arine Woods; oration What Ts a Herol* miant the wrong. 

John Houghton Hubbard: presentation ^ repy pretty feature of the exercises 
of diplomas; benediction by Rev. Mr. vM ^ appearance upon the stage a3 
Woods: music by the orchestra. ^^ as each spe? j.- er hart ma de a retir- 

Miss-TTarner in her essay thought that .^ bQ ^ of little Miss Grace Woods and 
after all that was said about the great Magter j osep h Prculx bearing big bou- 
heroes of the world, there was no such tg of fl owers and presenting them tor 

hero and no such heroism as the mother ^ orator anfl essayist, 
in the home. iMiss Warner was quite ^ present f tt g t h e diplomas Principal 
easy and graceful upon the stage. ^ Dickinson save the graduates, some goo* 

Fitzgerald in his oration spoke with and w]a olesome advice as to their faUire. 
distinctness and gave an excellent,, JMp-x He to ld them that it was not always the 
cise story of the "life of Socrates, the man - vr itti many talents who made a 
great philosopher of ancient time. great success in life. It was how welt 

Bardwell spoke with considerable self "he one talent was used. 'Have a pur- 
possession and in the limited time al- p 0Se j n the world, he said, go straight *o 
lowed him to speak told of Alexander * t h e mark: don't wobble or drift, but 
the Great, King of Macedonia and con- keep rour eTes to the front. Try to im- 
conqueror of Asia, -who marie himself 1 p rove " the mind, be honest and live ill 
happy and thought it was glory to have suc h a way that you can look every man 

and woman in the eye and ever feel that, 
whether the world knows it or not. the 
most successful life is that one which is 
most useful to mankind and which brings 

all the world stand in fear of him. 

Proulx in an easy and off-hand man- 
ner reviewed the life of Robert E. Lee, 
describing his great military career in 

such a way that he showed he had made the greatest amount of happiness to 
a careful study of his subject. i human soul. 

Allair showed considerable originality j Principal Dickinson and the other 
in his treatment of his subject. "The teachers'" of the school have every reason 
Ideal Hero." Some, he said, might con- | f or heing proud of the class that grad- 
sider a man who farms a trust a hero. lia ted. The members of the class in thelt: 
The greatest heroes in the world are graduating parts certainly showed that 
those who do deeds that are unknown to > [-hey had received careful training at the 
the world, one who is true to himself - h !fm cls f their teachers, 
and to his friends. Miss Clark, who has been a teacher in' 

Breor, who has an excellent voice, in i th e school seven years, will remain next 

tion . 

uate Eduga- 

his oration, made the story of Lafay- \ 
ette's services in behalf of America in- 

Miss Doppman had a well written 
paper and read it in a good clear voice. 
She thought there were many kinds of 
life savers. Grace Darling saved a great 
many lives in rescuing men from a 
watery grave, but the men and women 
who labor to .save their fellow beings 
from the waj»s of ^ sin and bring them. 
back to the paths of rectitude, she: 
thought were the greatest of all life 
savers. \ 

God-in delivered his oration in a way? jeneral Prac 
that was very creditable. He showed ^ ol 
earnest study of his subject and evi- 
dently had thoroughly studied the life 
of Mahomet and his religion. 

Billings was quite at home on the 
stage and gave the audience an enter* 
taming account of what Alfred the 
Great, the greatest king England ever 
had. did towards making his country 

Miss Woods told in a very entertain* 
Lag way that story of William Tell, 
which always has so much fascination 
about it. Miss Woods has a fine voice. 

Hubbard, the last speaker, discusser! 
What is a Hero? in a bright and breezy 
way and showed considerable oratory 
powers. Some thought kings were 
heroes; others thought soldiers and sail- 
ors who did daring deeds were the great- 
est heroes. Hobson was looked upon at 
a great hero, but there were others who 
stood ready to do the same act. Many 
women evidently thought the North- 
ampton bank robbers heroes, judging by 
the flowers they received. The greatest 

year. Miss Dillow. who is a graduate 
of the Western Reserve college and 
who has taught in the school two years 
and proved to be a very thorough and 
faithful teacher, has been elected to a 
position in the Cleveland high school 
aqd her place is to be taken at the 

■ academy by «Miss Marion C. Billings, a 1 

] graduate of Smith college in the clnss of 
1901, and who is now teaching in the 

,. Springfield high school. 

.... 268 




Long on the 19th and left the 27th, Woods, who represents Hampshire 
on the Taming (pronounced Tah- ConnLy in missionary and education- 

Mahableshwar, April 18. 
"Dear Friends:— Life is very stren 
uous these days. I have begun 


ming) a British ship, for Singapore. 
We did not get to Canton, for our al 
passage was so uncertain we were 
afraid to leave. We did not know 
we were surely going till the day be- 
fore sailing. All the passengers, ex- 
cept three or four, were our mission- 1 teaching now, as you all Know. Main 
ary friends of the Empress, and so' Science, Music, Drill Classes and Club 
as we were all acquainted we beganlWork, also Housekeeping, make up 
to have fun right away. The weather! my schedule. I have kept house at 
was getting warmer and warmer, thp ; i lome in America, but I assure you it 
nights on the deck were lovely, and| is Quit e a different thing out here. To 
every one had a good time. We got ! kee - x>e3iCe between servants, and see 
off the boat at Swatow, China, and j tht H things g0 smoothly is no small 
visited the English Presbyterian I ™* Tt mission meeting time, when 
mission, and attended the Chinese | task \ At m ^!!n^me together 
service. Such crowds of people. The M * th % m *Twe had Twelve S our 
women all had their children, and a, for conference 7™ . menhom at 
great many of the babies wore gor- bungalow, and I was a greenhorn at 

the job. Those were hectic days. 

The nicest work I have is the club 

work We have an organization like 

the Girl Scouts here and Miss Bruce, 

Miss Smiley and myself each has a 

them out walking 

geous woolen bonnets, of the weird- [ 
est color combinations, cerise and I 
scarlet being the favorite. We saw s.| 
Chinese temple, and it was surely a f 
contrast to tha T««,n»»^r^ «„ #„„ ««J 
cleanliness and beauty are con-j 

As Singapore, we 

group. We take 


a jand do special things for them, so 

three that it is a real honor to belong. One 

that was ™-,^ u J s happened one Saturday 

a her 

d a 

road, and 

fortunate and it is, in one sense. But '.**""V "*. "ii-a amiinv had her 

e was j afternoon when Miss Smiley had her 

reason why we shouldn't enjoy jgirls out on a walk, l ney * oun "* | 

as long as we had to wait, there was 

'ourselves. Mother, Miss Wood and [stray chicken by the 
myself stayed at the Y. W. and had [brought it home with tnem. iney ; 
a perfectly lovely time. We knew all called it Moses because they rescued 

the passengers who were staying in 
town, and we were out almost every 
day to tea. We had a chance to do 
some real missionary work, too. We 
gave a concert at the Methodist mis- 

it from the ditch, and Moses became . 
their mascot. My girls, I am afraid, 
got dreadfully jealous because they 
had none. Well, one morning, just 
after breakfast, I heard a rap at my 

sion, for the Chinese boys, and I hadj door an ^ there were two of my girls, 
many chances to sing. Twice I sang| The expre ssion on their faces was the 
at meetings for soldiers and sailors,' . , th t H annibal wore .when he 
and at the. different schools for the . A1 Trium phant was no; 

children. In Singapore, the children ..crossed the Aips. mu y 
are taught in. English from the very; word for iL " oh > Miss Woods ' weve 
beginning up, and so they had no | got a bird!" Th*y had a poor, harm- 
dimculty in understanding the songs, i less bird, which had flown into their 
I did explain them a little, just to be [bathroom and was evidently sick, as 
sure they understood. If the Indian 'it made no attempt to get away. I was 
children are half as attractive and as j stumped. I didn't want a real sure 

bird to take care of. Personal- 
thought Moses was a dreadful 

vmiui^u «.i^ naxx. «,o oiwavuvt «.i*vi «,o suimpea. 
appreciative as those children were, enough bii 
I won't be able to stop work at the ij j thoui 

end of school. You ought to have 
seen their faces. I ran out of songs 
long before they had enough. So we 
were kept busy all the time, Singa- 
pore is a beautiful place. The botani- 

care. So I explained to them that this 
was a bird who could fly, and it would 
be -cruel to shut him up. A chicken 
was different. So we doctored up the 

cal gardens are the prettiest I have Poor thing and before the day was 
ever seen, and there are a great over he flew away quite happy. I 
many lovely homes. The Chinese breathed a sigh of relief. But Moses 
here are very wealthy, all living in has grown fat and husky, and turned 
huge houses, and owning their motor out to be Moselle instead of Moses.' I 
cars. You could see them driving out think the Messenger Girls are plan- 

every afternoon, with the whola 
family, meaning eight or nine usual- 
ly ________ 

ning to eat her some day. 

We had a lovely visit from Miss 

Calder in March, and though it is 

one of our hottest months, she went 

around and saw everything. She even 

sang a song in Marathi for us, that 

she learned when she was a little 

girl, and I understood every word of 

it. I have had one language exam ai- 

, ready and now I am at the hills at 

The following letter has been re- j language school again, for I have my 

ceved by friends of Miss Frances j ge cond and last in November this 

letter from frances woods 
Missionary worker in india 



Mr. and Mrs, LaMountain of 

Hatfield 50 Years Married 

^^ | <n ^-H eg as oo 6j 

^year. It is perfectly lovely here, and 
w ; there are about sixty young mission- 
carles here at school. We hare lovely 
^picnics on Saturday, and play tennis 
h every afternoon. 

You certainly had a hard winter 
J this year. I have had letters from 
home which say "I can just see you ' 
'chuckling to yourself over there in! 
'the nice sunshine, and wearing nice! 
white dresses." And they were quite 
, right. I have chuckled more than 
1 once, and thought how nice it was to 
live on India's coral strand. There 
are more compensations than you 
would dream of in being a mission- 

With love to you all, 

Frances Woods/' 




Mr. and Mrs. Paul LaMoun- 
tain of Hatfield Half 
Century Married. 

HATFIELD, Oct. 8— Mr. and Mrs. i 
Paul LaMountain of School Street j 
will celebrate their 50th wedding- an- ! 
niversary Thursday in an informal | 
way in the home of their daughter, ; 
Mrs. Joseph Smith, Jr., with whom 
they live, , 

Mrs. LaMountain was formerly Miss I 
Eliza Balise, daughter of Peter Balise, ; 
an old Hatfield resident. Mr. LaMoun- I 
tain was bor.n in Canada. The couple ! 
were married in Northampton 50 
years ago. They lived in Spring- 
field for 45 years, Mr. LaMountain be- 
ing employed all that time by the 
Hinsdale-Smith Tobacco Company. 
About five years ago he was forced 
to give up his work on account of 
111 health. Since then they have lived 
in Hatfield. 
( They also have one^i, Paul La- 
| Mountain, Jr., of SnjH(field. There 
are 12 grandchildren.^ 

Edward H. Billings, aged «<$ 
years, died suddenly a Sfckinson 
hospital of heart disease, early Sun 

life was spent at home on the farm 
In the year 1880, he went to La i 
^d^Kr?" H ^Chased 1**>WI«, W. pore of s , hoo * 
number nf ™ ' arge farm for a £?*?? 1S visitir ' g ' her ^iwhtcr, Mr 

cZ fi l/ ^ arS ' UnU1 flliiin - health ; W - Ha ™ood in Portland, Me. 

compelled him to dispose of it — — - — 

Afterwards he spent several years 
in Nebraska and Colorado, and 
ni JK em °l ed to Riverside. Califor 

years h He h * h resided » Mar of 
He then returned to his 

"former home in Hatfield, where he j port. Tn all matters of education 
quietly spent the remaining days of] and community betterment he tools 
his life. He was the son of the !ai 

Samuel P. Billings. He leaves a 
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Billings, 
one sister Mrs. Elizabeth B. ibbott, 
two brothers, Louis A. and 
F. Billings, all of Hatfield. Funeral 
will be held at 2.30 p. m., Tuesday 

an acthe and practical interest, 

giving generously of his time and 

Mr. Porter was for a long time 
active in the Three County Agricul- 
tural society. He was elected pres- 
ident of the society in 3D! 6, and re- 

at the home of his mother, on Valley [elected for two succeeding terms. 


ine runeral of the late Benjamin 
P. Dole, who died Friday in the 
House of Providence hospital, was 
held yesterday morning at 9 o'clock 
from Ahearn's undertaking rooms 
in Northampton. The burial was 

held in the Main street cemetery at 

9.30 o'clock. Rev. Albert P. Watson, 

pastor of tfe Congregational church, 

conducted the service. The bearers [*><*3y tomorrow 

were E. A. Breor, A. R. Breor, Ro- 

bert-Mc'Grath and Matthew B. Ryan. 

In 19-19 he retired from office, ow- 
ning to failing health. He was for 

■ many years a director and a vice 
president of the society, and took 

i a keen interest in its affairs, giving 
"material financial assistance for the 
I erection of new buildings. 
; He was a member of the board of 
trustees of the Cooley-Dickinson 
- hospital at the time of his death. [ 

■ Members of the family will ar- 
I rive from Crescent Beach with the 







fHURSDAY, JULY 21, 1921. 



i Jonathan E. Porter, a life long 
1 resident of Hatfield, died of heart 
1 trouble at Crescent Beach, Ct., this 

• morning, aged 72 years. He was 
I born in Hatfield on Nov. 22, 1849, 
i the son of Moses C. and Emily 
i (Poster) Porter. He received his 
I education in Hatfield and at Powers 
I ! institute. At 27 years of age he 
' went West, hoping to find there a 

* more desirable place for his life 
work; but, his expectations not be- 
ing realized, he returned home and 
entered into partnership with the 
Prescott Pistoi company, with 
which he was associated seven 

, years. He then purchased a water- 
power and foundry of H. Porter. 
In 187 6 the foundry burned down 
and shortly afterwards Mr. Porter 
began the manufacture of the well 
known Porter lathe. A factory was 
erected in 1884, which has grown 
to the present size of the Porter 
Machine Works. 
I In December, 1871, he married 
Miss Mary D. Smith of Hadley, | 
who survives him. He also leaves [ 
one daughter, Helen L.. wife of ' ( 
Hugh McLeod of Hatfield, three - 
granddaughters, a grandson andHt 
one brother, Charles, of this city. j 
Mr. Porter h*l been prominent [i 
in the civic and Industrial life of S 
| Hatfield. He served the town as se- 
lectman for a number of years and 
was always interested in its welfare. 
When the need of a new high 
school building became apparent in 
Hatfield, it was Mr. Porter who 
gave the necessary financial sup- | 


Hatfield Girl Among 1918 dfraduating 

Jan. 17 — Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. j 
Morton of S\hool street observed .ji' " 
the 50th anniversary of their wed- b 
ding today. At noon they enter- . . . 
tained about 35 relatives at a lunch- — 
eon in their home. Guests were pres- [4 

ent from New York City, Spring- j 

field, Holyoke, Andover, Hartford, k^" 
Turners Falls, Amherst, South Had- L st 
ley, Ansonia, Ct., and this town. I 
This evening they will haye an in- : 
formal reception for their friends. 
Mrs. Morton was formerly Miss j 
Mary Whitman Kellogg of South I 
Hadley. They were married at the I 
home of the bride January 17, 1872, 
and have lived on the Morton home- 
stead here ever since. Both have 
been prominent and active in vari 


in length. 
26, 1939, 

I oils phases of community life. Miss 
Josephine Bacon of Hartford, then 
of Springfield, who was a classmate 
of Mrs. Morton at Westfield Normal 
school, was bridesmaid at the wed- 
ding, and Daniel W. Wells of this 
town was best man. Both were pres- 
ent at the anniversary luncheon to- 
day. Mr. Morton was born on the 
homestead, where he now liyes, in 
the present house, which is the suc- 
cessor of one that was built by his 
ancestor, Richard Morton, one of 
the first settlers of Hatfield, for his 
=j son, Abraham. The original Morton 
house on School street was moved 
to the present home of James Kiley, 
and stood there until a few years 
Sp ago, when it was taken down. Mr. 
Morton lived on the old homestead 


Written by Mattie L. T. Seffens, of Conway, a 
| classmate of Mrs. Belden's, for the twenty- 
fifth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and 
Mrs. Oscar Belden. 

Merrily ring ! Rock and swing ! 
Silver bells, what joy you bring ! 
Speaking, with silver tongues, sweet words- 
Sweet as the song of summer birds, 
! When they sing of love, all the long day through, 
\ Sing of the love that is tried and true : 
3 That changes never, with time, or tide, 
But faithful and constant, doth e'er abide. 

" Joyfully ring. O silver bells f 
j Glad is tSe tale that your music tells : 
I Speaking, with silver tongues, the dear 
I Old story, that true hearts love to hear. 

Then ring out your mellowest, merriest chimes ! 

And let echo answer unnumbered times ; 

Let your chorus be in happy tune 
n With earth's loveliest tune— a day in June. 
until ne enlisted for service in the To June! How many a bride reposes 
Civil War, in the 52d Massachusetts ( | m thy fragrant bowers of roses ? 
regiment* Which participated f or > 'Tis in thy most bewitching season, 

' That Cupid finds abundant reason 

For sending his most fatal darts 

Directly through poor human hearts ; 

And when his victims oftenest feel 

At Hymen's alter prone to kneel. 

Ich rology . . 
K;« rthopedic 


Lc< Total . . 


M* diatrics . . 

AJ^eneral Sui service in the siege of Port Hudson. 
Ci\ Specialties He was educated in the Hatfield 
Oynecology. academy. Before and after his war 
Obstetrics..- service, and during a period of 
Dobstetricsai some 2 years in public service 
D,phthalmol outside of Hatfield> Mr MortoVL 

tii^SM managed the farm on which he now 

In goWv lives - His father ' Rodolphus Morton, 
was one of the first two or three 
raisers of tobacco in Hatfield, and 
Mf. Morton has included tobacco 
and onions in the products of his 
farm. From 1887 to 1903, Mf. Mor- 
ton was a member of the state 
Maternal Met board of charity and actively engag- 
Ts/.* oentgenolo, ed in its service. For 4 years after- 
&3 tblic Healt wards he was secretary and man- 
N^ithology. .j ag er of the Boston office of the So- 
N inical Patr ciety for , the Prevention of Cruelty 
£}3 :^S!°gy • | to Children, but always retained his 
residence in Hatfield. Mr. Morton 
was chairman of the board of sel- 
ectmen, he has served on the board 
of assessors, on board of trustees 
of Smith academy and the board of 
trustees of the library. Mrs. Morton 
is the daughter of John and Laura 
Chapin Kellogg, late of South Had- 
Gr<j ley, and is a descendant of Deacon 
Samuel Chapin of Springfield. She 
was born May 20, 1846, and Mr. 
Morton was born May 9, 1842. Mrs. 
Morton is a graduate of Mt. Tom 
academy, South Hadley, and West- 
field Normal school. Before her 
marriage she taught in Three Riv- 
ers, Palmer, in a private school in 
Ansonia, Ct., and the state primary 
school at Monson. Mrs. Morton has 
been a member of the board of 
library trustees, "and a director of 
the Dickinson hospital aid associa- 
tion of Northampton. She is active 
in the various activities of the Con- 
gregational church, of which she is 
a member. Mr. and Mrs. Morton 
have two sons, Robert Kellogg Mor- 
ton and Charles Dickinson Morton, 
both of whom are in business in 
New York. Charles is a mechanical 
engineer and was a captain of en- 
gineers, stationed at Washington, 

N3 iesthesia . ] 
Nj ychiatry . j 
C irmatology 
C 2 iberculosis 
P h suropsychii 



* Residen 

the Amei 

iMA, Aug] 

There is magic in the breeze, 

As it whispers thro' the trees ; * 

Gentle voices in the brooks, 

Luring us to shady nooks, 
Where the sparkling waters play 
With the sunbeams, as they stray 
Through the leafy curtains, spread 
Hn dainty lace-work, overhead. . 

Witheach blight and dewy morn 
Rosea, fresh and sweet are born ; 
Rosebuds, opening to the sun, 
Feel their mission is begun ; 
And they fill with soft delight, 
Thinking that they may, at night, 
Rest on some bride-bosom white. 

In the morning twilight deep, 
Bird-songs wake us from our sleep ; 
And, at eve, the nightingale, 
Plaintively tells her tale. 
ILovers haunt the dreamy wood, 
;Hapr>y in its solitude ; 
While a million starry eyes 
Watch them from the bending skies. 
.Anfi the quiet moonbeams fall, 
•With enchantment over all. 

Ah ! This is why the wedding bells 

3n June so oft are pealing ; 

E'en now their gladsome music swells, 

_Love's constancy revealing ; 

Their silvery echoes, sweet and clear, 

Upon the soft air ringing, 

Speak of the past, with all its dear 

Associations clinging. 

They tell of the bride of long ago, 
With her raven hair, in its glossy curls ; 
With her cheeks of rose, and her neck of snow, 
Her sparkling eyes, and her teeth like pearls. 

They tell of a proud and manly youth, 
Who gave her the best that a man could give ; 
A devoted love, and a heart of truth. 
To guard her as long as she should live. 

For twenty-five years has slie been a wife- 
Friend and companion of him she loved ; 
And, thro' all the trials and cares of life, 
Has ever true and faithful proved. 

And in the home where she reigneth Queen, 
Where her scepter is love's most potent wand, 
The crowning joy of her life is seen 
In the noble sons, who around her stand. 

Loving and tender they e'er will be— 
Cherishing her who gave them birth ; 
And whether they roam on land or sea, 
They will never forget (lie dear home Hearth. 

May the blessing of God rest upon them all ! 
And when their missions on earth are done, 
May they meet where no shadows may fall- 
In "that beautiful land, past the setting sun." 

during the World War. Robert was | Jump "h;. and Hmlth college has taken 
business in Holyoko fpr 25 rears - ps thai [< 


si r.Morton company 

th George W. Prentiss Wire Co., ' wrva«oa thai will mark Its attain- 
■ which he became general mana- JJj"* of a similar anniversary in 
\ He Is a m.-mbcr of the Brews- !£?• «S h ! F^l 1 *.* *? ;,t ''- ' 

importers of 

will nol attain th« elaboration : 
that may hv expected to be provided 
I in steel products. He is mar-' in honor of the birthday of Its more 
Vied and lives In Yonkers. 

famous sister, but it will ba an Inter- 
Beting Pffnir. having some of the !'••- 

— a? tures of an old home dny for th 

HATFIELD j tire community. Indeed, the Bmlth 

family and Smith academy have been 

aS^ls-J*? ?r re , c r ed by ™^^'&s^i?t>s 

Hatheid friends to the wedding of itantfalJy a town celebration, The 
Miss Mabelle Frances Wells, daugh- program will comprise a ball game 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick U '<**• 2 o'clock in the afternoon, follow* 
Wells, former residents of Hatfield ll* , b ^ an a ," tomobile ^ arado anrt a 
lo Robert Packard Millpr in Thn«r fbasket luncheon on the academy 
r 10 uoDeu i ac«:ara Miller in Long- ;g roun ds, and an evening reunion in , 
- meadow on Saturday, Oct. 16. fiie academy hall, at which there will $™™) 

The funeral of Dr. C. M. Barton, aLbe ©peaking by those now or for- 
former resident of Hatfield, who| nierly connected with the school and 
died in Springfield last week was men en ^ a ^ ed ln the work of educa- 
held yesterday afternoon in the Con- ^^^ 2*SR^ of 
giegational church vestry at 3 Smith college. 
°^ l0C ^- Re J' A : R Watson, pastor,!] Smith Family's Distinctions 

officiated. The bearers were George] It la always a temptation, when 

al Specialties 
Fully or 



3 always a temptation. 
. b. Belden, Oscar E. Belden, Henry hpeakjng of the founding of Smith fr 
W T . Carl and E. L. Packard of Dal- [college and Smith academy, to em- 
ton. Burial was in the Main street I Phasize once more that, not only 
cemetery. j floes that most extraordinary system 

_, ■-■-•■" Df local philanthropy, the Smith 

Mrs. William W. Gore of School charities, belong to the credit of the 
street is visiting in Boston. ! same family, but that Mount Holyoke 

__ i college, which, with Smith, confers 

~ j on Hampshire county the distinction f r 
. I pf having within its borders two of jn- 
i the .leading women's colleges Of the b- 
] country, was founded by a member jby 
1 of that family. If the Jonathan Ed- I g 
- wards family of , Northampton has lJ_ 
!i' furnished three presidents of Yale, ; 
noti- to mention that Jonathan Ed-^ 
ids 'himself was a member of al 
iumvirate that once ruled that in- 
stitution, the family of Lieut Samuel 
Smith of Hadley has furnished the I 
founders of two of the great women's 
colleges of the present day, and has 
ftdded for good measure three other 
Institutions of much accomplishment 
and great interest — Smith academy, 
Smith's Agricultural- school- and ..Smith 
charities. Sophia Smith was 53 j 
years' of age when her kinswoman, h 
Mary Lyon, principal of Mount Hoi- | 
yoke seminary, died in 1849 and she ; 
must have been well acquainted with [ 


of Resi- 
Each Year 
in These 




Will Be Practically a Town 
Celebration — Observance 
Set for June 16 



srsy — »w the history of the >seminary, which meeting of the 

own project by the work of that inr ana me sur g ica l 
stitution, Sophia Smith had oppor- 
tunity to observe the starting of ar es, proctology 
•Mount Holyoke seminary by her rela- 5/ ' 

tive and to observe the growth of, 
the seminary for 33 years thereafter, 
until her own death in 1870. Al- 
though Mount Holyoke is now of full 
collegiate rank, it was, when Sophia 
Smith was living, and long after, of 
academy rank, and it was the aim of 

Founded By Members of 
Same Family—- History of 
the Academy 

From Our Special Correspondent 
•.Northampton, April 29— Smith 
ncaclemy in Hatfield, though its des- 
tiny has proved to be that of many ^ophja^SmTFh'to^ca^ry 7 forwarfecjur 

other academies and seminaries of 
Conner days — that of the useful, 

cation for women the last stage re 
quired to bring the educational op- 


an object of wide interest, because of Kj^Sf* S?t£ 3 ?£l' * ould have 

It? relation to Smith college. Sophia weened onhr fl v* ™V£f™f£I 

Bmith was the founder of both, and SS in fs7H «?J ^2i?« i e ^?- 

within three years, nearly, both will Smith ^IvB^n^i t^ ^ ^ 

have celebrated their 50th annlver- 3^75 Wele opened the same * ea *> 

earies Smith academy already, has ^ Academy In The Days of Sophia 
outlined a gropram for its anfuver- « uu »-«imu» 

eary celebration, which will be held annul 

The acad emy, however, was still 

fhe present members are Clarence 

•AV pitted 'euo sae;sna} rBUiSuo &m j 

JO •*n91A 'M. tattred P u * uosupptci | E . Belden, chairman: Vernet Kellei, 

•tt ra-pmiM 'fiSuintfl: 'd siojJapaJJE J secretary and treasurer; F. H. Bari- 

«?*Banim^ e^TiS 'sei^oo ertaqdtv well, George S. Belden, Roswell__G. 
4ISS -S ireWttor *p«qqn H { Billings and Daniel W. Willi 

• A \ ©sjoaD 'ssurma: *d l i d3Sor ._ : .^?5 ' 


*?oj stj -fauapuoB qjiuis jo saaisnaj. 
lRtU em patrB^Sisap qituig rnqdog 
•amtm Jaq uj papunoj ©q oj uoran* 
-cisut ©Senoo eqj 0} <8}i3isa aaq tuoij 
^qenWe ©q W'Sfra s* **<>™ ^ onu i ** 
pub 'OOG'OOS* fr* iCiuap^ou JPfiOj 
' nnft'Gl* © A>Ba I °* P 8 PP 9 P ®^S ..©sat 
?io°D mtttis ©qx„ « «n«u^»P W£ 
aU tptqM tiouhinsm eqj 01 Win* 
-joi o.mna aaq ©atk»i oi paurpuiAt 

eancies caused bv the deaths of John 
E. Porter and Alfred Graves are yet 
to be filled. The endowment of Smith 
academy was not intended to be suffi- 
cient for maintenance of the school 
without the payment of tuition, and 
tuitions fell off with the establish- 
ment everywhere of high schools, 
which took the pupils upon which the 
academies of former days relied. 
This loss of tuition receipts and the 

SOME E3 Isuojii. omn ©Jo ^ sb^ qmus-eiqdos des i re G f Hatfield, like all towns, for 
OWlViri r^J *mm .+ _ ^ Aut9pBOB mmn a }?feh ^hooi of it a own, workea 

ti-»tuM ©Sbiubapb '*eeJtS ©qi ©Ai©a toward the same end, now reached, 

ai 01 t>airei ©a-bu piuoav the changing of the academy Into a 

™, • mamim 'lUapiA© ©aoui aaaq Pusa* { high school. The committee of ar- 

There IS SUC ;£,•£, tSnP© QUJ P^H '^ ^reiddns j rangements for the anniversary cele- 

j + j 1,^'aa tootio^ uSiu eui ltiejx© ^qA\ bration comprises Charles Porter, 

under way or i] «iudo^ ioA-bp ©q^ ut AJfunoo ©q^ jo Mary E. Kyan and William H. 

a ■ \* j- ttieisis reuorreonpa W,? > ©JTOW » Dickinson. 

.American Med^- A A - ..un.isnW ^orrv^fiHiU- — *■■ 

c . M - , Wells, who was for many years presif TJ A TMETITT Tl 

^detail of postg dent of Smith charities, the benevo'" tlJ\ JL JC iMlil^U 

S^f artirlps m Ien * institution founded by Oliver ; ; 

y ' Smith, uncle of Sophia' Smith, is still Morton-Bolt Wedding 

l :omDrehensrv MVWB. Other interesting provisions 

C P 1*« the will of Sophia Smith in rela- June 24.— A very pretty home 

Oary to repea, tion to the founding of Smith acad- wedding took place Saturday even- 
Chat exists in emy concern the purpose to make ing when Miss Maude Jones Morton, 
I ^ AiaLa nearly equal the influence of men A Jr' hieir nf M r and Mrs Gilbert 

r available the and women on the faculty. The daughter 01 Mr. and ^rs. UxiDer 
( , ,7 ^teachers must include a principal Eurotas Morton of Bradstreet, be- 

desenbed. 1 1 and preceptress, and always the num~ came the bride of George Trebel 
"duration tha ber of female teachers must be equal Boli. son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
T , , or on ^ lG «s than that of the male 0we ns Boli of Louisville, Ky. Only 

i;ered upon th teachers. It was provided that the rAlntivp< , wprp nrp « PT ,t a t the cerc- 
I, . F . . school should be both English and relatives were present at me teic 

I the plans incli classical and that equal advantage 
*SOns with othi ?fe^Wl4 be offered to both sexes. 
I 5 . School Opened in 1872 

(nety and typ The sc ] 10 oi wa s opened in 
I s present building December 4, 1ST 


The Amer 

jhas recognize 

md has succ< 

unction witl 


-)f operation. 

o'clock by Rev. Albert P. Watson, 
pastor of the Hatfield Congregation- 
al church. The decorations were in 
green and white, with huge clusters 
I ij under the principalship of Wilder B. i of cut flowers through the reception 

W%W^^^VA^°T \ he ,? hers ; ^ ar Jf-/ urota ^ 

since have been William Orr, San- Morton, brother of the bride, and 
ford Lf. Cutler, Ashley H. Thorndite, Robert Jones Graves, a cousin of 
Howard W. Dickinson, Clayton K. the bride, led the bridal party down 
Saunders, Albert J. Chidester, Arthur ! the front stair case and placed the 

Ij. Harris, Philip Kimball, Char/es A. 
Hedges, Harold A. Swaffield and tho. 
present principal, Harold Wilcox. It 
is interesting to note that William 
Orr, who afterward became so no- 
table a figure in the educational affairs 

ribbons. Little Miss Lois Belden, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. 
Belden, dressed in white with huge 
pink bows, followed, carrying a bas- 
ket of orange blossoms,' with which 

eighteen couj ^^^M^jJS&nSS ^ strewe l th , e ., bride ' s "f* 
diours. These e ™y. Charlotte Pettis, and that an- .Then came the little ring bearer, 
e -c u- other instance of matrimony pro- Rachel Marsh, daughter of Mr. and 
e ;pecinc subje< moted by association on th-e faculty JMrs. Henry W. Marsh, all in white, 

^rlHitirm a tr f,f Smith academy was the marriage 
tiuuniuii, d Lt of p rinei p al chidester and Miss Ruby 
1 )tolaryngoloq ^ardweli of the faculty. Ashley II 
r ^Thorndike, one of the former prin^ 

s.vere repeatec cijials, is now a prominent member 
* A total of °^ ^ ne ^' ciCU ^y or Columbia univer- 

Jcarrying the wedding ring on a pil- 
.low of white satin. The maid of 
'honor followed, Miss May Gamble 
of Detroit, Mich., a cousin of the 
bride and a student at the University 
?,.•«. s !^' H ?, is a e so 1 n of a former pre- | of Michigan. She wore a gown . of 

( afferent mei siding elder of this district, who is ; ... . ° , parripd nink R ' t 
remembered with high esteem and i Sllk lace ancl cairied pink sweet 
affectionate regard by the Methodist \peas. Then came the bride, on the 
people of this section. Those wl'o arm of her father, Gilbert Eurotas 
have access to that admirable work, i Morton, who gave her in mar- 
the Wells history of Hatfield, have riage> The bri de was gowned in 
the opportunity to see an impressive . ° - , ,. ... ,*• *.- 

list amoncr the faculty and alumni of brocaded satin, with a long train or 
Smith academy who have gained cream Duchess satin from the 
prominence in various walks of life, shoulders. Her veil was fastened 
It may be added that later trustees with a coronet of pearls and orange 
of Smith academy have been Eli A. ■ blossoms and slie carried a shower 
A. Hubbard; Key Robert ^M, iVoods^,,, . ' „ ... , .... 

Charles K. Morton, Thaddeus Graves, bouquet of white roses and lilies of 
Alfred H. Graves and David Billinss. 'the valley. She was met at the arch- 

1 6-Year-Old Bay 
Makes Over 

like altar by the bridegroom, 
George Trebel Boli,. attended by his 
best man, Andrew Kellogg of Schen- 
ectady, N. Y., a fraternity brother of 
Mr. Boli's at Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. The wedding march 
was plaved by Miss Olive Wetherby 

of Ware, Smith, '24, violinist, and y\titrt>7*fi\\ TrfijfJl trie yuvaiUauo 
Miss Dorothy Woods of Hatfield, J bacco field and feeding her pedi- vas approxi- 
Smith, '23, pianist. "Oh Promise ' greed stock she does herself between e maximum 
^Me" was played during the cere- f gchoo , hours ^ s 

Uttle Christine Osley accomplish* hege var i ou < 

es the unbelievable and yet has time . , ,. 

emulate dis- 

•ctenaiug thes 

i mony. Immediately after the cere- ( 
i mony there was a reception which, 
(was attended by hundreds of friends 
of the families. The guests were re- 
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. Morton, the, 
i bride and groom, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Edward Owens Boli of Louisville, 
Ky.. parents of the groom. Mrs.: 
Morton wore a beautiful, gown of 
;white crepe, done in iridescent 
beading, with a bouquet of velvet 
flowers in pastel colorings at the 
waist. Mrs. Boli wore gold cloth, 
with black lace and blue rose trim- 
! mings. The dining room was decor- 
j ated in the predominating colors, 
i green and white, and in the center 
\ of the table was i a large wedding 
j cake. Beckmann. -of Northampton 
I catered, serving dainty confections. 
Bowls of punch were placed in con- 

to win honors at school. 


ts being dis- 
ackboard, a 
hes, a screen ' 

her studies Iry eac h stu- 
idea, a two- ■ . 

;h discussioi n 

music the 
the younger 


venient places. The spacious 
and porch were resplendently »gftt* 
ed with many colored electric bull 
and Japanese lanterns, andma^ 
charming sight. Atkins' orchestra 
Northampton furnished 
entire evening, and 
guests had an enjoyable time 
ing Guests were present from Lo^is- 
■vHle "Kv., Detroit, Mich., Albany and 
Schenectady, N. Y., Hartford 
|New Haven, Portland, Me. 
'and the 
i Mrs. Boli 

where they will remain 
months. En tour they 
New York, Baltimore, 
;ton D. C., and Cincinnati 
I beautiful and costly wedding 
jwere received from their large 
I of friends. 

Miss Osley is a senior at Smith i 
Academy in Hatfield, who durinjr the IS as well a:. 
summer vacation from 
raised, alone and unaic. 

acre crop of tobacco which has just ! :uresas sucl 
been sold for S132i0. 

The product raised bv this voung , 
agriculturist on her -small plot of * correlating 
leased land totalled in excess of 3G00 
pounds and veteran tobacco men pro- . l ~ 

nounced it to be as high grade" as ^ offered u n 
any they had seen this year. summary o 

In ■ fact, it was so good that it 
brought 44 cents a pound, which is F was macM 
mighty near a peak price ; and later, i a \ was care* 
p after she had sold it, she was offered 
two cents a pound more by another D 

buyer. t j; 

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Osley, par- :ERS 
ents of Christine, came to this coun- 
try ' about 20" years ago from "that . 
section of Austria which is now \ School wa' T 
Czecho-Slovakia. The)' were farm- . di 
ers in the old country and soon after ! ^ n that yea , 
reaching Hatfield they acquired a ! es to one O 
farm in the Chestnut street section, ij , . i C 

It was in May, the month in which | !S during tn^ s 
Christine passed her 16th birthdav, !en that tim 


r that she decided to adopt some plan 
of work for her summer vacation 
net her the maximum 



grounding towns. Mr. and 

left for Louisville, Ky., 

for ( several whichw0uM 
will stop ..i in profits. 
Md., Washing- ' 

i V r >r) y Beats the Town Folk to 

gittS " Some time ago the tobacco association 

. -,-> had sold two acres of its best land to 

a Hatfield group which was planning to 

< build a church. Work had not begun 

on the site, for the promotors of the 

■$ty. new edifice were waiting for building 

a'c prices to drop. Christine went to them, 




Miss Laura Smith who has tai 
in the public schools in Mart 
Vinevard during the past year, i 
the home of her parents. Mr, 

bit College 
[rsity Colleg s 
irious experi 
le and shor 

datives of th> 

of providing 

.ed represent 


Mrs. H. D 

the summer vacation 

explained that the ground might well L vear r J 1 J 1 , 
1( be earning money in the meantime, and jo/ ' , 

offered them $75 for the use of it dur- j postgraduat 1 

Smith of Elm. street, ten ing the toDacco season. 

Her motn< ?c And she got it! Alone, she plowed and jchool. It Cll( 

returned home with her, after a fa 
davs* visit in Martha's Vineyard, Y 

A 16-year-old Bay State farmerette 
has taken on a man size job and has 
backed her male competitors off the 


She made up her mind to go into 
tobacco raising, so she beat the real 
estate agents to it and leased a farm. 

AH the work of tending to her to- 

dragged the two-acre plot, and she re- i 
paid her father for the use of the 
horses by doing most of the prepara- 
tory work on his own nine acres when 
he was stricken ill for eight weeks just 
before and during the first part of the j 
planting season. 

Her only assistance in the planting of 
her fathers tract was that given by j 
her 11-year-old brother, Paul. 

Works 10 Hours a Day 

With late June came the closing of 
the high school, and Christine had all 
dav to work on her crop then. Through- 

of Michigai 


State Farmerette, $1000 Raising 

The expense 
year. Its sourc 
medical society 
foundations arj 
propriation, foi 

No fees are c 
titioners' courst 
trators' course 
$5 to $25. 

The number 
38 was 483 for 
courses, a total 
postgraduate w 
total of 1957. r 
1938 directory, 
are members c 
number of phy, 
during 1937-36 
physicians in tl 

The state me 
cians who are % 
(1) through re, 
four year perio* 
the extramura. 1 
Arbor or Detro 
at the intramui 
or over a perio< 
riods in Michig 
except the regu 

The membei 
education in IV, 
responsibility fc 
School. This he 
and general cot 
of funds and efi 
those who are i 
office, and it h 
thus aiding the 
future doctors. 

Miss Christine Osley, champion Hatfield 16-year-old farmerette, and her 

nrize calf, "Goldert Pride of Jerseydalc," which won honors at recent 

Springfield exhibition against calves entered from all over America. 

out the aummer sue put m 10 Hours a 
day; not all on her own piece, some of 
it was on her father's land. 

her the morning the cutting started, lie 
bought it at once for a. high price. 
A year ago Christine, a lover of the 

Her land was light, the crop grew dairy animals since childhood, joined 
fast and ripened quickly— the third the Boys' and Girls' Calf Club. With 
week in August it was harvested. Kd- her savings she bought A *rade calf 
ward Breor, buyer for a New York ;from her father for $15. Carcfullv tend- 
tobacco syndicate, heard of the girl's , e d and fed throughout the summer, the. 
unusually fine crop and came to see 

animal ■ her ai the 

Three « Jountj Northampton ' 

last October and wpn the ftr's'l prize 
ribbon and a $10 gol" er a field 

which Included two pure*-bred Jer 
But, as the calf wa^ nol a pure-bred, 

as ineligible for competition in the I 
class for the special award given bj 
tho Jersey Br< i tner^ca. 

Offered $175 for Calf 

This set Christine thinkings— she musl 

j have a catf of tl <> pUre-ored type 

which no judge could tell her was i'rt- 

|. eligible. So she went to the famous 

* farm of C. il. Harlow at Am- 

: herst, early last May, and came home 

to Hatfield leading "Golden Pride of 

Jerseydale." This pure-bred calf cost 

$100 and Christine had but half that 

amount then. 

Christine told her .-tojw and was told 
to take the calf and pay the remainder 
when she got it. This she did with the I 
money she earned outside of working. 
on her own tobacco.- At the Eastern 
States Exposition, Christine's calf meti v 
the competition of many others, most" 
of which cam© fron wealthy raisers,) 
and yet "Golden. of Jerseydale" 

in that the po- 

*s are not fully 

i along essary to keep a 

■made. \. Oftentimes it 

bject matter of 

took fourth prize ribbon and $15 in 
gold. Then Christine entered the calf 
in the open class, comprising entries 
from all over the countrj-, and her 
animal was given honorable .mention. 

Five months before she had paid $100 
for the calf; at the Eastern States- Ex- 
position it looked so' good to a Jersey 
breeder from the Middle West that he 
offered Christine $175, which was re- 
fused. "When the calf was led out to 
have its picture taken, Christine ex- 
plained that the trip to Springfield 
and being on exhibition for a whole 
week had made "Golden Pride" a lit- 
tle lean. 

Christine has all of the modest re- 
ticence which invariably characterizes 
those who are strong on personal ac- 
complishment. The writer had to ask 
her hundreds of questions to obtain 
this interview with her, and much of 
it was gotten piecemeal from 'talking 
with her parents and others. 

Selectman John F. O'Dea 
Struck Down While Work- 
ing in Tobacco Barn; 
Employes Escape. ON 

NORTHAMPTON FIRE | advance in the 
CAUSED BY STORM' evidence that a 

developed from 

Leaves Block Sewers and )( *en recognized 

Flood Streets in Spring- The eight-day 

fleW; Three Trolly Cars 

Leave Tracks. 

'A Minding rainstorm, urgi 
ky fitful gusts of wind, and 
m.9r% terrifying by -flashes of liglit- 
ning. swept down the Connecticut 
VnJley yesterday afternoon. This. ie permanently 
th© heaviest thunderstorm that West* 
•rn Masachusetts' has seen in many 
Octobers, resulted in the death of a edical School in 
man in Hatfield, burned out ^a gen-^y anc J Wavne 
•rat or box in Northampton and left . . 

th* streets of Springfield and nearby ner al practltion- 
towns kneedeep in swirling water. j es are available 

Barriers of leaves were swept down . - .. . 

©n sewer inlets in Springfield by the * a * ana - CliniCO- 
flrst rush of water. From then en in certain fields, 
lakes and rivers of no small size T t • • ^ i 

made walking impossible. In Jeffer- University Uol- 
»on Avenue, near Calhoun Park, the 1 This includes 
water was deep enough to float a, ; , . . , 
rowboat, On countless street corners ano - pnysiology 
•and and r leaves barred the Water rt1 Val cr^/^-altiVo 
from the sewers, so that_ hurry calls, niCal s P eciames - 
kept all the available crews of the;y emphasis has 
Department of Streets and Engineer- . f. 
Ims bu?y all afternoon. Three trolly*!* leading to an 
cars went off the track because of™ u ppn a \ VPn Tn 
the sand swept in by the downpour aS D^n given to 
Streets running with water and mad 
treacherously slippery by a layer o- 

I' Continued on Fourth Pag*.] 

dead leaves, caused several automo- 
bile accidents. „.. 

in Minnesota 


sity of Minnesota, 
at and the Minne- 
;ure of postgradu- 
jnd the Center for 
Minneapolis. Since 
.as diminished. A 
eloped covering a 


000 at the instiga- 
^t of the university. 

Hatfield Farmer 
Dies When Hit by 
Lightning Bolt £ 

4=? *=* rear 

datfield Selectman 
Killed by Bolt. 

HATFIELD, Oct. 8— John F. O'Dea, j 
aged 43 years, a selectman of this 
town and one of the best known 
farmers in the Connecticut Valley, 
was instantly killed at 4.43 o'clock 
afternoon, when a bolt of light- 
entered the tobacco barn in the 
of his home, where Mr. O'Dea 
nd six of his workmen were engaged 

in taKing a own tms years crop 01 
tobacco preparatory to stripping and 
packing- it. The employes of the 
O'Dea farm, who were in the barn, 
were all knocked down by the. bolt 
but were stunned for only a brief 
period. They went immediately to 
the assistance of thei r employer and 
Drs. C. A. Byrne and A. J. Bonneville 
Q AlWtnr Dl of this t0 ™' n and State Policemen 

8. /\nergK, l» Edwin Moody and Joseph Fouche of 

9. a) Tuberc Troop B Barracks at Northampton 

U\ PnncreJ Wel * e summoned. 

0) ^ungc^ The lung . m - tor was used on Mr. 

10. Respirator O'Dea for more than two hours but 
fhe failed to respond. His clothin; 

! bore no marks of the bolt, but a long 
, This prograij burn extended down the front of his 
' + rViirVi •* body and down each leg as far as th" 
i)Ciety wnicn, i knee _ A peculiar coincident of th 

cf Tennessee th^S'htning crash was that a close ex- 
amination of the barn failed to show 

? on, underwrit any signs of the passage of the bolt 
t , 'r* Mr. O'Dea. with six of his employes 

'tr tne COUrse llj had ^ een working in the barn sine* 

om the Sale OJ returning from church this morning. < 
( i The weather was such as to be ideal •■' 

intage of the t<j for taking down the tobacco crop and 
£ r ,i jj the men continued to labor in the 

( vvareoitnevai( barn even after the outbreak; about, 

lore nearly sel tne middle of the afternoon, of what I 
A ^ was the most severe electrical storm 

rill probably nthat had ever visited this section of \ 
_,, • . the valley in the fair of the year. 

1 ine course n Mr , Dea was or man y years chair- j 

if the course ill man of the school committee here and t 

. was serving- his third term as select- | 

UriCS, work w: ma n. Besides his wife, he leaves ! 

( 11T .„ prv tb n«j rn tnree sons, Thomas, Charles and I 

argciy, uiua «-^ Robert and two daughters, Margaret j 

very eiffht yea^nd Helen, all of this town. Also two . 

tt -1 iqiq brothers, James H. b'De a of North- j 

Until iJjJ, jarapton and Democratic candidate for j 

■^rcitv mav he«i representative from the Second 
erbity may ^ Hampshire District, and Michael of 

OUrse in miniclndian Orchard; also one sister, Mrs. I 

. John B. Bitner of Hatfield. Mr. 0'De a j 

'ears With em] w as a member of Northampton Lodge : 

nethods. The ° f Elks - ' 

)ediatrics, surg Q enera t f Box Blazes 

in 1939, bee in Northampton. 

ice for as long Northampton, dot. s— The 

' i j nru e heaviest October thunder storm 

.nan cu. ah wltbin the mcmory of old inhabit-, 
nonth each — ! ants visited this section for several '■ 
; , J hours this afternoon. The lightning 

:ology. Ine b( crashes, while not numerous, were of 
^■rinrl was nt unus " al severity and the deluge of 
DCiiuu, waa p*j ra5n w hich came intermittently dur- 
iver applicabl in §>" the progress of the storm was 

QsO heavy that some streets were J 

nonth and pe rendered impassable for automobile [ 

, q. ! traffic, ' The fire department was .• 

nontn. bincei cat i crt , ou t on a ^tin alarm at 4.55J 

rolled, he mUP* cl * ock for a flre ln t he large gen- 
rnnrsnhiertsrierator box at the end of the gPfth- . 
LOUrSUD J eCtSr ampton Street trolly line in Bridge 
COUrse at a th Street at the corner of ^J^™^ 
It was necessary to tummon tne 
take the COUrS re pair crew from the car barns a 

. . to secure the proper equipment for 

work in gener 1Johthli ,. the b i a j5e and the fire «as • 
put out promptly with a small loss. 
The heavy rain did consid-erabW 
damage to fruit orchards where hun- 
dreds of barrels of ripe fruit were 
knocked from the trees. 

of the fee 

Much visited the pity in *e course 
bf a few hours. Leaves was 
trom blocked manholes io 

practic I vy street of the city 

and interfered with the run off of 
surface water. The city I 
were rushed by from ones 
• (l another during the afternoon 
[rig the' manholes and clearing 
the way for the run off of the sur- 
face waters. 

Nearlv every street was flooded 
and in Court, West Silver, Mill, and 
Montgomery Streets Clay Hill and 
other sections v:Uere there arc mus, 
the water rushed clown the inclines 
and bid fair to do damage work on 
highways. However prompt wor.c on 
•the part of the employes ot the 
department prevented any serious 
damage from washouts so .ar as 
could be determined tonight. 

Storm Floods Streets 
in Westfield. 


employes of the Public Works De- 
partment was engaged this after- 

non in preventing claraagi 


ANGORA, Asia .Minor— Peasant 
women in red, ragged pantaloons/ 
smart Turkish officers in the old great- 
coats of Ottoman days, government, 
officials in European dress and lamb- 
skin kalpaks, a Catholic Armenian in 
black beneath a black umbrella, six 
white-robed male nurses from a Red 
Crescent hospital bearing on their 
shoulders a heavy covered stretcher on 
its way to an empty grave outside the 
t0 w n _ail these are woven and inter- 
woven in that determined .fabric of 
■primitive human stuff which comprises 
-the new Turkey. Just now, its Gov- 
ernment here— the Government of the 
!>r?;i<a N^tiqnal Assembly, of Tur^ej 
la its official title— is completing its 
occupation of Eastern Thrace under 
the terms of the armistice it signed 
with the Allies in .the konak of Mu- 
dania at 6.40 a. m. on Oct. 11. By 
Nov. 25, that, occupation is timed to be 
completed and the new Turkey will . 
have re-entered Europe. A new mem- 
ber will be knocking at the door for 
admission into the. family of nations. 
"Who is the new member? What is 
he like? 

A Forbidden City. 
, For the better part of four years, 
this ancient provincial capital of An- 
gora, hidden 300 miles deep in the in- 
terior of Asia Minor, has been a for- 
bidden city. Ringed for the first two 
of those four years with enemies on 
every frontier, no Westerner has been 
permitted to enter siege-encircled Asia 
Minor without special permission from 
the authorities here. There is only 
one place where that permission may 
be obtained. It is on the second fioot 
of the Red Crescent building in the 
Stamboul section of Constantinople 

I } 

Miss Florence Billings, in 

Charge of Near East Relief, 

where Hamid Bey> director of the u' town of Angora will continue io re- M 
Turkish Red Crescent, has been acting ^ ain tho <*Ptt*J of the new Turkish 

,, ., (Government. Its natural adaptation 
as Angora's representative in the oldy for a capital is not of the bo>s( and it eneral pract lt 

is highly probable that some other^e technics ( 
town will be chosen for its permanorvt ; 
scat. It seems probable that Eski- 

Ottoman capital. At this office, all c -. 

foreigners who desire to enter Turkish 

territory in Asfa Minor have had to ■£*- }\ ff ms Probable that Eski- f 

,- -31 >Shehr, at the junction of the Baedadr or tViirt\r nr>, 
make application. American relief ' ilway and the Angora brancn> w * be or thirty-oni 

workers, official Americans and Amcr- I chosen. Eski-Shehr is 100 miles near- a Y> five days a 
ican business men have all alike been t etf Constantinople than Angora and , er the sched- 
compclled to file their applications ' : the Ba S d a«l railway affords it direct 1 ' • HH - 

1 communication with the old capital. Clone in actai- 

>here, and to wait after filing- them . Jf Eski . Shehr is chosen for the personation of Da- 
until they have been telegraphed to ? manent seat of the Turkish capital, its' P 

Angora and an answer has been re- 1 " relation to Constantinople which re- )r k. 

,-ceived. The result has been that only " ™ ains the largest city in Turkey, will ca j as possible, § 

.lanatTit, ot., ^.n<,, ****&% ox <**«* 

be something like the relation of 

J h Washington to New York in the Unit- ^ans enroled, 

workers for the Near East Relief of 

£51 Fifth Avoan?. New York city, have fi states - 'mal presenta-, 

entered the interior of 'Asi* Minor in > > *? SuItaM ,R **«*«7 Today. in demonstra- c 

the^last four years, and only a small ^ Tlie Turkish Government here dif- 1 I 

'proportion of them have visited An- ! fer ~ from the old Ottoman Govern-) ( t 

I ment in another respect. It has no V ' P s y cma try, ( ^ 


-The Turkish Government here 
fers from the old Ottoman Govern , 
ment in another respect. It has no v ' psychiatry, 
So the new Turkey re-enters Europe 'LSultan. • It recognizes the Ottoman *nd syphilis is 
as the most widely unknown govern- dynasty which has ruled the eld Ot T Jnt, where pa- 

■ toman Empire since its foundation, jiethods of ex- 
: as the holder of the Ottoman C»lt- Leneral xxiedi- 

phate and as nothing more. In this p 
'.capacity, the old Ottoman dynasty has nd observe on , 
no political prerogatives in the new faoons a week. 
Turkey. Supreme authority in the instructor at 
Turkish Government here is vested in , ^ * , 

1 'the Grand National Assembly itself, week. Beside!- 

ment > in the world. Out of the ob- 
scurity of four years of siege, it finds 
itself suddenly become the world's 
question mark. 

Amid the crowded, cobbled streets of 
, this town of Angora, amid the hubbub 
of the Grand National Assembly which 
meets every day at 1 o'clock (except 

Fridav, which is the Moslem Sabbath) ) R house of 342 elected deputies who ; study by the' 
in the gray stone building at the foot-, 61t in the small gray stone building . , ™tiVr,tc> 
of Angora, one soon discovers that the ' ** the foot ■* Angora, the building F CLCa pauent. 
old Ottoman Government of Constan- payer wmch the Turkish Crescent and e and demon- 
■tinople is gone forever. "The Sick t gtar flies b >* ni S' ht as well as by day. 
Man of Europe" is dead. , * a the composition of the new Tur- 

key, it is the Assembly which ratifies s Q f discussion 
•vll treaties with foreign States, it is 

IVctt Ottoman Capital. 

It was on the night of March 15-16, 
1020, that Constantinople ceased to be 
the Ottoman capial. The Turkish 
Government of Angora which has suc- 
ceeded it recognizes the acts of the 
Ottoman Government up to the morn- j 
ing of March 16. In the early hours 
, of that morning British troops in Con- 
stantinople arrested scores of Ottoman 
deputies and deported them to Malta, 
.while other scores fled from the city 
? to make their weary way 300 miles 
across country into Angora. That ac- 
tion put an end to the Ottoman Par- 
liament's effective existence at Con- 
stantinople, and on the morning of 
March 16, 1920, the Turkish Govern- 
ment here holds that the old Ottoman 
Sultanate, the old Ottoman Govern- 

In rvr nnvsicai ni^trnoeic 01 
the Assembly which in reality will be | 

tory methods. 

ment and the old Ottoman Parliament [many times in the small wooden 
had alike ceased to exist. The new 
Turkey here has no intention of mak- 
ing Constantinople its capital again. 
It is doubtful, however, whether this 

negotiating the treaty of peace with ')nce a week at 
th3 Allies at the conference which, [ weU ag Qther 
as this article is being written, seems 
about to be called. It is the Assem- ke pathologist, 
bly which elects its President — the po- L • k t - „ f y. p 
sition occupied now by Field Marshal P lcn nme tne 
Mustapha Kemal Pasha — and its Min- ten, as well as 
isters of War, Foreign Affairs, Inte- \ , ,. . . 
nor, Justice, Finance, Economics, I tne Clinician. 
Health, Education, etc. Unlike most he work in the 
other Governments, the Assembly here !, 
retains its control over its individual | ne Outpatient 
Ministers, unseating 1 them as well as j n connection 
seating them, and thus holding with- 
in its own hands the legislative as ttle less actual 
well as executive functions of a Gov- 
ernment, functions which in the case 
of the United States Government are 
separated. In no Government does 
the Parliament retain such complete 
control of tlfye country as thi6 A^j 
sembly does at Angora. 1 have sat 


leries of the Assembly's chamber here, 
looking down on the crowded floor 
of the chamber. With its rows of 
wooden desks at which the deputies 

,*±a with a.r- 

A sample pr< 
Monday 9 

Tuesd ay- 


sit, it reminds one curiously of a 
school loom. It is a school room. 
And the school in which these ?A% 
deputies who may be found sitting, 
standing- or walking about among 
their desks, have been learning the 
lessons of self-government, has been 
the bitter school of four years of 

It is these deputies who now rec- 
^ I ognize no Suitan in Turkey, and the 

10 1 Ottoman Caliphate at Constantinople 

11 j which they do recognize is an Islamic 

2 1 institution and not purely a Turk- 

3 | ish institution. It is somewhat cliffi- e 
n '" cult to find in the West an analogy 

j which might make the nature of the 
Caliphate plain. 

IslarrTls a great faith, numbering 
250,000,000 adherents, most of whom 
are concentrated in Turkey, Arabia. 
Egypt and along the African seaboard 
to MOi'occo, in the Caucasus, in Cen- 
tral Asia, in Persia, India and on 
through China to the Philippines, 
1 where the United States Government 
11 \ has about 250,000 Moslems under its 
2 i rule. Although these Moslems are 


11 J 








11 , 


divided among themselves on many 
questions, when they feel themselves 

threatened from without, they do tend 
to draw together into a single unity. 
The symbol of that unity is the Cal- 
iphate, just as the symbol of the unity 
of Christianity is the title of Defender 

of the Faith which is held by the King inomics find Sacred Law 

of England. But the difference which [square which fronts the old provm- 

9 J now arises between the Defender of 'cial capital is the Post and Telegraph 

'the Faith in London and the Caliph in ; building. Some distance array is a 

1° ^Constantinople, is that the Defender great half-empty school building, on< 

11 Ji of the Faith is alsft King of England room of which houses the Ministry 

At the time this story was written she 
was the only American resident in 

the left of the Assembly's building is 
the old building which was once the 
provincial capital: today its old rooms__ 
contain the Ministries of the Interior, 
Finance, Justice, Public Works, Ecc- 
Across the 

of Education. Farther alon 
old Ottoman Public Debt buildin 

is Ihi 
S, now 
. Still 

9 j and the Caliph today is Caliph and noj 

Vf^ntflelrt AyoW.%. *& ■ ■i*u&«V)~ occupied by the Foreign Office 

A fund is ben\ bora's & industry &» is Uie ;^; 1 «^;S™* 
sive purpose of Government^ the Grand National j£ ^ ^ Sultana College, whose cypress- 
medical educate sembly and itS army * 1Vl a present scented buildings now house the VVaj 
1 population of some 45,000 (its normal [office aR a the General Staff. The, res 
population was 25,000), there is no per- | of Ansor a i s given over to buildings 
nmnent foreign population in the town ; requ isiTioned by the Army and ihe 
except an Italian bank manager, an Ked Crescent (the- Moslem equivalent 
American relief worker, and the per- ot - t] ie Ked Cross), and to private 
sonnel of the Russian, Azerbaijan and dwellings overcrowded with deputies 
Afghan Legations who are accredited and thcr government members, many 
to Mustapha Kemal Pasha, President ot w fc om have left their families in 
of the Government. During the month Constantinople to serve with or with- 
I have spent here, the only foreigners ou ^ pay i n Angora. Three miles 
who have come and gone have been on a neighboring hilltop, secure above | 
the personnel of missions from Bok- ln0 Sl1mmer malaria of the marshes, | 
_ _ .-„ _^„ „.^. «...*,*.......- '""~i s the villa of Mustapha Kc&al Pasha, 

this purpose. T'hare and the Ukraine, two French j lhe ^^ t president of "fne new Turkey. 

. , j civilians, a French woman writer^ and ' Turkish Democracy, 

eignt or ten we| an American commercial attache. The Although the structure of the As- 
only American who is permanently 
situated here is Miss Florence Billings 
of Hatfield, Mass., who represents the 
Near East Relief's workers throughout 
Asia Minor. 

All the government buildings of the 
town are located along the foot of 
the hills on which. Angora is built. To 

states of Oregon 1 , 
same corps of sp< 


The Iowa pro; 
titioners in the si 
places throughot 
inclusive. This p 
state medical sot 

scmbly's Government is a democratic 

one, the Government in reality 

rim by three men for the first. ; 

and a half of its life. In their dic- 
| tatorship the Assembly itself ae- 
j quiesced in view of the military si 
I lion. These three men were K 
j Pasha, President of the Government 

and Commander-in-Chief of its army ; 
i Fevzi Pasha. Prime Minister and 
'Chief of the General Staff, and I 

I /OV- 

ont at Ath i army 


i ele- 

:. fact ifi 1 hat tlif rf are 

i i Tui key in whU h there 

n Ler Kemal, 
Elafet Pasha ruled Asia Minfr. 
in Hi-- as! emblj 's Budget, I h 
ided Lor V- il ii ■■■ 

one of these areas in 
exchan , ora fr^m^he coast. 

ed whether Lli L ' , < mm Jemonstrations 

ith t| 

ley could b 
v en1 to the War Office and 

iareas in France, they are a horrible lied 

•; i-( lal 1011 rr 

, nor did the As- 

l saw the charred walls of houses, 

remains of burned harvest, lost jai+u^jp-h some 

s long as i| c;j 1( ■■ which wandered through amiuu 5 u 3 

the- military situation remained neces-jj 
siajily dominant. • 

This trin continued to rule 

Asia Minor until after the Greek offen- 
sive in September, 1921, when the 
! reek army reached the Sakaria River, 
only 40 miles from. Angora itself, be- 
fore i>, was stopped. With that 
Turkish factory the military situation 
corner, and the Foreignl; 

ithout flocks to watch, and ical school are 
in the fields without ^^^c^c Yol- 

turned th& corner, and the 
Office wa*3 fibl'e to conclude the Franco- 
Turkish Peace Treaty of; Oct. 21, 1921, 
under whose terms the French eval- 
uated Cilicia, The Assembly then fee- 
assertive and the War Office 'was 1 
made responsible to 
Finance.- The Minis! . 

after ex P enses - 
mile of country lay in ruins, country al value of his 
which, before dhe war was one of the d he n t f 
most fertile areas in the world. For 
1,30 miles back of Smyrna, all the Lonorarium for 
country is gutted in this fashion. . rrmi r*en- 

R Throughout the fat Cilician plain, at e nQl <- OII1 P C11 
the northeast corner of the Mediter- 
ranean, the charred, bullet-spattered i-.rr 
ruins of villages stipple the country. s a llbt U1 " u 
Up in the hills from the Black Sea :t from this list 

coast of Asia Minor, the Pontus is to- .i • j_„ 

day a wreck. * then provides 

The problem of the reconstruction of 
these great devastated areas is one to 

y of the Interior 

' " . ; ~ inese great uevasiaieu ureas is one 1.0 „j, ,„+*»" nr>A 

the Ministry ofc which the new Turkey has not ye t S raduate anCl 

I Prime Minister was taken from Fevzi 
i Pasha and given to Rauf Bey. Thus 

« had time to address itself. It cannot ;e includes leo 
taken from the War Minister and^ be approache d until after the peace, L _ , rp, Q 

of 3 and then it will call for far more finan- ' eneral X nera " 

cial resources than the new Turkey 

commands. For the time being, until 
began only a year ago the erection of, 

a civilian administration in Asia Minoi. 
It began, however, with the utmost ^ 
cMui ion for at the time, it must be re- 
membered, the Greek Army was still 
in Asia Minor and the war was still 
on. Although there has been a great H 
- hange 1'or the better in the Assem- 

Nctv Nationalism. 

I have never seen such grim deter- stetrics presents 

1 the conclusion of the peace conference, 
the energies of the Government will be 
concentrated on its Foreign. Office and 
p ; its army. With the peace negotiations 
rj completed, it will ! at last be free to 
tackle the appalling problems of re- 
construction which await it. 

>ly's internal administration during' 
he last year, the army even today has 

first call on every man at the Assem- 
bly ':•• disposal, arid American mission- 
ries who know Asia Minor as inti- 
ely as any Westerners, character- 
ize the Government's civilian officials 
in the province today as being at once 
•more amateurish and more honest than 
they have ever known them. 

Great Devastated Areas. 

But if the new Turkish Government ! 
at Angora has achieved a degree of 
democracy which few other Govcrir- 

ne general sub- 

j ments in the world have achieved, it 
' is also confronted with far more seri- 1 

mination as at present characterizes 

the new Turkey. From the time I 

first stepped ashore throughout my 

journey up to Angora, it has been my 

outstanding impression of the country. 

j The explanation is, I think, to be 

j found in the new conception of its 

country which characterizes the new 

! Government. Under the old Ottoman 

| Government, the Turks thought of i 

themselves as Ottomans and tried to 

*\yake Ottoman subjects of other races 

to a similar sense of Ottomanization. 

: of Normal Preg- 

But the old concept of Ottomanization j£ 
ended with the old Ottoman Govern- 

Gj & 


ram en t 

TO. ' 



confronts most 

. the turmoil of 

After virtually 

Jmcnt. The new -Government here at fl 


o — . 

w o 


-Angora thinks of itself as the Turkish % o c " 

"Government and of its citizens a»-.*o j g „, 

„ Turks, and the Turkish national con 
wclve continual years of war, rim J 

h Government faces the task of 

practically building its country anew 
from the ground up. In about a third 
of Asia Minor, this statement is literal- 
ly true. In the great devastated areas! 
I he Pontus, Cilicia and back of! 
Smyrna, the Government here is con- ; 
fronted with a problem which pigmies 1 
the devastated areas of France and 

I Naturally the Government here at 
■ora holds itself innocent cf these 

sciousness has run high in conse- 
quence. The old concept of Ottoman- 
ization was 1 an artificial concept which 
had no historic backing among some of 
the races who farmed part of the Otto- 
man Empire. But among the Turks, 
the r; ,: 'c^tanf, J*N; T.'i'-i'V- -n v-igv. .n-;- 
aey elicited much praise. The archi- 
Lept, Frank Irving Cooper of Boston, 
posssesses a national reputation, and 
' his plans for two new high schools in _ 
Hartford, Conn., aggregating $2,250,000.; g 
have just been accepted. The com- R 
v the school has 

O o 

for each 

■r, co ,_ w 

I S3* 3 

& o c 

in cooperation 
postgraduate ec 
year 1938, a t< 
courses in obst< 
pediatrics. The 
by the respecti^ 
medical society 
have been give] 

1, Lectures one 

2. Lectures ever} 
} munity, these ] 
\ diem basis (us 
i structor emplc 
, years on an i 

are combined j 
f 3. For local phyi 

health confere 
i have been pro 

by a specialist 
(4. Short clinical 

ing center wh 

Devotes Her Life to Relief 

Work; Wins Croix de Guerre 

•manent address. Her two 6k!< 

MISS FLORENCE BILLINGS, men- | ters have no' permanent addr 
tioned by Clair Price in the story ' 8pen d all of their time' in travel. 
on Angora, is the daughter of Mr. and >< In n e a Cross We:-k. 

Mrs. Frederick Billings, both of whom r A ^ , . r ,„ n4 .' fl />.,„.„ ,-■-■-- 

are dead. She was born in Hatfield C ^ fte ^^ ***™£ 
43 years ago, and when she was 10 t J,J 
years of age her parents went to Red- 
lands, Cal., to i make their home. 

was graduated fijpm Leland Stanford C 

spent a num-o 

$pc&t -graduate 


raduate/ woi 

COiivsoJ and 

University at the age of 21 years, and j lief systems then in vogue for caring 
since then has devoted her life to re- j for the poor of the old. -world coun- 
lief work. \ trios. Returning to Paris, she was on 

A letter received several days ago a vacation in Brittany when the Ger- 
from Miss Billings by her cousin, Mrs. man forces crossed the Belgium bor- 
Carrie Billings of Hatfield, was mailed dor in August, 1914, and France began 
from Constantinople, and stated that | mobilization. From that time until the 
Miss Billings was returning to the early spring of 1017 she was in Paris, 
United States and would reach Hatfield the greater part of her activities Ming 

about Dec. 1. The next day, however 

surgical dressings, instruefm; 

Mrs. Billings received, a cablegram classes in how to apply them, and in 
from her cousin, which read: "Return , doing relief work in the artists' quar- 
indennilely delayed. All is well." In Iter. Badly fatigued by her arduous 
the letter which reached Mrs. Billings < duties, she returned to the United 
on last Monday, Miss Billings spoke of" States for a period of rest, and had 
her trip from Angora to Constanti- been here but a few days when this 
nople, which she made with an escort country declared war on Germany. She 
of two Turkish officers, saying that ; spent the summer in Hatfield, rccupcr- 
her departure left Angora without the ating her strength, and returned to 
presence of any official representative France in November, 1917. where she 

1 Even from t 
. apparent that t 

medical educatj 
,a need that is i 

appear to be mi 
"certain distincti] 


4 t 





of the Near East .Relief. 

On Way Home. 

Her letter, as have practically all 
other letters received from her by Mrs. 
Billings, commented upon the unfail- 
ing courtesy which has been shown 
her by all of the members of the Turk- 
ish Nationalist Government from Mus- 
tapha Kemal Pasha to the smallest 
government attache and army sub- 
altern. She said that on the trip from 
Angora) to Constantinople, a journey 
which would have been fraught with 
the gravest of perils had she attempt- 
ed it alone, the two Turkish officers 
who were assigned as her escort guard 
were constantly on the alert to do 
everything that would contribute to 
her comfort and safety. Miss Billings 
stated that there was so much to write 
about that it was really no use to write 

was assigned for Red Cross duty at 
Chalons-sur-la-Marne lat the time 
when the first American troops were 
going into the front-line trenches. Her 
canteen, being located near a railway 
center, was subject to a practically 
never-failing .night bombardment, and 
for five months she spent the c?vJight 
hours in the canteen and slept nights 
in one or another of the country vil- 
lages less near the actual zone of mil- 
itary operations. 

Given Croix de Guerre. 

In recognition of her valuable work 
during the war she was honored by 
France with the Croix de Guerre. 

After remaining on duty with the 
jled Cross in-. France from November, 
1917, until July, 1919, she rested dur- 
ing the month of August in Brittany 
and went to Brussa, Turkey, in the 

anything, adding that she would give; cm . ]v fa „ of mg {Q {Q . lQh in the 8chooI 
her cousin the full story of her part which 1ho Amci . ican Board of Foreign 

Missions maintains there. But Miss 
. Billings had not. been in Brussa long 
tapha Kemal Pasha was a fine -and \ m Q millt;u . y opC rations led her to 
courteous^gentleman and that she had | ^ ter ^^ reHef WQrk Two v , eeks 

in the Near East situation when she 
reached home. She added that Mus 

gotten to know him well, as she served 

j after she began the work the Greeks 

attcrnoon tea m his palace each day L 

,. . , .. * T , , i took Brussa from the lurks, and Miss 

since the, mstalation of Kemal as ! 

Turkish nationalist leader at' Angora, 

Billing's was put in charge of the hos- 
pital relief work which followed the 
brief siege of battle. Eater she* was 
transferred to Konia, and last spring: 
went to Angora. 

The Near East Relief maintained two 

the new Turkish capital. 

The Billings family is one of the 
oldest in Western, Massachusetts, and 
was among those known as the' "River 
Gods" in the colonial and early 19th 
century era. -The deal h of the parents women representatives in Angora, 
md her two older Miss Annie T. Allen and Miss Billings; 
. : . ,, ; • Miss Allen, born at Harput. the daugh- 

VXisg kh;- ter of missionary parents, is spoken of 

by Clair Price in the October issue of 

"Current History" as "one of the few 

tains no lie calls home, Americans on whom the tragedy of 

although slie keen- erican missionary work in Turkey 

death Ql misb^pu ong Ui r 2 g Porothy 

i typhus IubI 'Woods of Hatfield will lead. Whed the 

singring their farewell song, 

ich wpuUl have tha Mon j a f xvhi'ch haVe been written 

ially to »!;' funda-fcy Mary H. Goley lit Uttca, N. v.. 

Hi which now con-have left the stops, the juniors slowly 

Upon the death ofcome forward arid, led by Elizabeth 

uicn Miss Billings assumec'Taylor of Hartford, Conn., march on 

JhsI Relief vrUtothe stops which will now be theirs. 

ln thl The words of the juniors' song have 

id was. the onl 3 Amern an n « been ■ wrlt ten by Elizabeth Hart of 

1 ■ am White Plains, N. Y„ and the music 
Q by Elizabeth Wisner of Laurel. Miss., ; 
'-and Grace L. Lowe of Swaittpscott 
Later in the evening the seniors will 
rnounbe entertained at the garden party 
which George B. McCallum, treas- 
urer and trustee of Smith Col- 
Jege, gives annually for the graduat- 

ing class at his home on Paradise i 
Road.' Miss Esther Dale will sing, as; 
she did last year some of her popular! 


u isolation from the new cup:!; 


SMITH PROGRAM mrs. julia ballantine green- J 


Retiring *23 and Budding '24 Sept. 8. — At an early hour on the 
q. ^v j t n j morning of Aug. 31st, the spirit of 

and ln; Uarden . Mrs. Greenwood passed from a long , 
Fnllrvw* i iife °* more tnan four score years, | 

i uiiuws, [to the life beyond. Early in June : 

NORTHAMPTON, June 12— The) p ro f. William Greenwood came with j 
step sing tomorrow night will marM Mrs. Greenwood to Goshen parson-- 
not only the last time when 1923 wil age from their home in Tampa, Fla. 
hold the steps, but will be the fird There had been some months of 
...,-, . . wearisome illness just previous to 

of the Commencement activities at the journeyt which wag under taken 

Smith. After the hoop-rolling con- largely for the benefit it was hoped 
test, When the senior who first reaches a .return to New England air and 
the steps of Students' Building after) scenes might give. For a time it was 
the race down the hill is declared the bought s ^ h expectations were be- 
first one of the class who will be! m S realized and preparations for an 
married, the singing begins. The earl y return to the warmer climate 

were made. But the call came and 
her resting place is a beautiful spot 
in the old cemetery, near Sunset 
Ridge*- There the funeral services 
were held, under the shade of 
wide-spreading maples, on Friday 
afternoon, Sept. 2. Every suggestion 
of gloom was banished. Near rela- 
tives and friends, old and new, were 
present. Rev. Wm. Pyke of the 
China mission conducted the exeiv 
cises. Her youngest brother, the Rev. . 
John Winthrop Ballantinef gave 
some reminiscences of their early 
life in India and the voyage to this 
country in their youth, when the 
, father, the Rev. Henry Ballantine of 
i the Marah-ti mission, died on the 
! voyage and was buried at sea. Mr. 
| Ballantine also read a brief memorial 
written by her husband, a tribute to 
the consecrated life which his wife 
had lived. A long life, devoted to 
high ideals and joyful, service. The 
hymns, "Seryant of God, Well 
Done!" and "Ten Thousand Times 
Ten Thousand," were sung. Mrs. 
Greenwood was one of eight chil- 
dren. Besides the younger brother, 
already mentioned, she leaves an- 
other, the Rev. Dr. Wm. Ballantine" 
seniors, from their places on the steps,; of Ahme dnuggar, India, and many 
the songs that have been the nephews and nieces, of whom Mrs. 
favorites all spring, then each one pi; JJ Fairbanfc Woods of Hatfield b 
three younger classes sing, mt Qne _ Qf iptiU!iaat that Mr< and 


Hatfield Girl Who Will Lead Senior 

Singing Tonight. 

first years 
here Mr. 
the Con- 

spent the 
life in the 
atfield, w 
pastor of 


§ a g © § 

£ Z fc 2 3 

k h o £ -s 

{SDAY, JANUARY 4, 1923. 



aduate fel; 
ships j 

aduate sci "= " 

aduate St* Florence Billing 

eat ^duca N ame cl by Angor? 

advanced 3 - to Inspect Turk 

British 2 i Prisoners in 

Schoc Q reece 

and returned to France in the falf 
and took up Red Cross work. She 
was under bombardment at Chalons 
and received the Criox de Guerre. 

In the latter part of 1919, she 
went to Brusa, Turkey, where she 
taught in a girls' school. After that 
she engaged in Near East relief 
work and was at the head of a hos- 
3 pital bombarded by the Greeks. She 
j forked in Konia, Turkey, and then 
j went to Angora, where,, after the 
' death of Miss Annie Allen, she was 
the only American woman. At An- 
gora she did liaison work between 
the Near East relief and the Nation- 
alist government and this led to her 
recent appointment. 



growth of i 

postgr (By the As s 0ciated p r ess) 

T rJ l« Q/i ATHENS, Jan. 4 — Miss Florence 
ac Billings of Hatfield, Mass., ap- 


The Hatfield trolley line will be 
Bold lor junk unless the towns of 
Hatfield and Northampton buy it 
Mass., ap- & n ^ guarantee the expenses. The 
'pointed by the. Angora government junk ralue of the road is from $8000 
postgraduc to i nspect tiie Turkish prisoners in-i to $io,000. Two rrollev cars will 

public asp terned in Greece, left yesterday on - ^ . . _^ r rt .. 

^r^fr^cVi^r 1 -.* ■ j j *<-<-, have to be bougni oper- 

reiresner an American destroyer for Smyrna , 

practi on her way to Angora to report on >tors. as there are no cai 
royal coll^ her mission. She toured all the pris- this section of the road 
on camps in Greece and found con- t k re giving thought to t\ 
ditions generall 



S think that as a 

The unprecedented appointment 
Brita °~ an .^^uerican woman to this re-"^ can be mad. 

1 sponsible international task came as that if it " 
P °^ recognition of her work last year as ^Yerybodr r 
Dup pract the representative in Angora of the V «, .. 
necology, Near East relief and she was re-; 

quested to undertake the mission )( fears c0lu 
lsted, Dr on behalf of the Turkish Red Cres-tUing and ■•■ 

mmersmi 06 ^. 80 ^:- , - ^ „ ^ At present 

22 r j Miss Billings found that the Turk-s" 
' * ish prisoners in the Greek canipsc c 
spital for ' total 20,000, of whom 14,000 arei; workers 

don), soldiers. At her request the Greek they refu 

)spitals government is engaged in compiling 

:ertificatic a complete list of these prisoners to 

•ooperatio De forwarded to Angora through 

see urn tlie - s " ear East relief. She brought 

lth ' to Greece several thousand letters vestigated b 

„P, for the Turkish prisoners here and 

< i returned with a similar consignment 

internship of mail for the Greeks held pr i SO n- 





•me in ! 

time e 

medical si 

ers in Anatolia. The Turks held here 

Shops hav 
$mpton t 
of runni; 

in the 
project o 

field, and they have found 
I busses do not pay 

ship, received through Miss Billings, from jlargest cities where 
medical st their Anatolian friends, a New many short bus line; 

obstetric ij Year's gift of a million cigarettes, 
and salari: . 

82, 9 

size of, aj 


Saw Mtich Active Service Overseas 

Miss Billings is the daughter of 
the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick "Bill- 

BOon cut their schedules to the be; 
hours of the da: and let the leaa J 
hours go • . 2 

not a substitute for the troll 

ings of Hatfield and lived there un- "where population is scattered. Those \ 

til she was 12 years of age, when she 
moved to California. She graduated 
from Leland Stanford university 
and later studied in Germany. 

She was in Brittany, France, on 
a vacation when the war broke out* 
She engaged in surgical-dressing 
work and in work for the American 

Interested are positive that the 
towns could not be sued for da;; 
if they enter upon the project u 
a law designed to save the trolley 
lines for regions where their future 
operation is in doabr. This is a big 

fund for French relief. She came to saving. It costs ■ the trollies over 
country in the summer of 1917 four per cent of their net receipts to 

e damage suits, many or most! beautiful and useful gifts, including 

.' u» i « *j«*«n ,, . o fl n flf p,./^;! silver, china, furniture, and money. 
of which are ticti tions. Keller ironi . -. , , ,. . . ., ,., 

After a short wedding trip they will 
this burden would be a big help. be at home to their frie iids at their 
The towns would not lose much. The home on Prospect street. 

junk value of the road would beL,^ x ^ _— ~ ~ ~ 

about the same after a year or two| SEPTEMBER 1R 1'QT? 
as it is now, and the receipts and ex- »■ ■ !_ 

peases can be figured so closely that r Death of Jacob Carl 

only a small deficit at the moat ,< J acob Carl > for man y y ears Hat 

would be made. The closing of the 

|s, 82 

:ialists; Spe- 

Hatfield and 

road would injure' 

Northampton. We believe bothfony 
towns can afford to assume the risk 
involved by the joint purchase and 

i field's oldest citizen, died early this 
morning at the Dickinson hospital. 
Mr. Can was born in Waldorf, Sax- 
Germany, August 30, 18 34. 

Coming to this country without re- 
sources he has succeeded in busi- 
Al ness until he has become one of the 
operation of the road. The Amherst^ most prosp erous and best known 
line is going to be saved .by private! farmers in the Connecticut valley, 
capital, through the endeavors of He was formerly a director of the 


L 63-64 

^1 students, 

9, 47-48 
; edical staff, 

our Chamber of Commerce and 
County Commissioner Hodgkins. 
Private capital • cannot be interested 
in the Hatfield line. Its operation 
lies with the two towns, and they 
must act quickly. 


pretty weddh 


St Joseph's church 

Northampton National bank. Mr. 
Carl has been a packer of leaf tobac- 
co for 45 years. He was one of the 
early growers of tobacco in town, as 
he became established in business for 
himself at the time the Civii lwar 
gave an impetus to the growing of 
this crop on account of the high 
prices. Mr. Carl went farming for 
qi himself at the time the Civil war 
■ country. He had in the meantime 
! become a naturalized citizen. He -58, 122-23 
i married Miss Abby Partenlreimer 

iical educa- 

j 97, 98 



morning at 9.15 o'clock, whc . Mis3 
Margaret Hayes Lovett, daughter SjFeb. 6, 186 '.Mr. and Mrs. Carl 
of Mrs. Margaret Lovett, of Spring- j [Celebrated their golden wedding six 
field/ became the bride ei Matthew U years ago. 
Bernard Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
T. J. Ryan, of Main street. The 
ceremony was performed by Rev. p George Johnson of Morristown N. J 
Andrew" Martin, of St. Michael's tJ an ? fo -^ grandchildren-,, Nellie and 
cathedral, of Springfield, who also 
celebrated the nuptial mass. The 
bride w r as attended by her sister, 7s 
Miss Alice G. Lovett, and Joseph T 
Ryan, brother of the bridegroom, B 
was best man. The ushers were 
Francis Lovett, of Northampton, [r 
a brother of the bride, and Frank 
J. Jarvis, of Palmer. The bride was 
gowned in white georgette and 
Spanish lace, her veil was tulle, in j^gj^g \2 1923 

widow and one son, Henry W. Carl 
of this town, and one daughter, Mrs. 

Sidney Carl and Frances and Carl 
Johnson. Another daughter, Mrs. 
Geo. Belden (Nellie Carl) died 
March 27, 1.899. The funeral will 
be held Thursday afternoon at 2.30, 
standard time, in the home on School 
street. Burial will be in Main street 


, 207, 213 


coronet style, caught with orrnge 
blossoms, and she carried a shower 
bouquet of -"butterfly roses. The 
bridesmaid's gown was Madonna 
blue taffeta, she wore a black pic- 
ture hat, and carried an old-fash- 
ioned ( Bouquet.. The wedd'«J2. 
marches were played by Miss Maud* 
E. Boyle, church organist, assisted 
by Miss Margaret P. Ryan, violinist. 
During the mass music was fur- 
nished by Miss Boyle and Miss 
Ryan. The altar was effectively dec- 
orated with cut fl>wers. After the 
ceremony a wedding breakfast was 
served to 100 relatives, and friends 
at the home of the bridegroom's 
parents en Main street. Guests were 
present from Boston, Springfield, 
Palmer, Northampton, South Deer- 
field and this town. Mr. and Mrs. 
Ryan were the recipients of many 


How Town Got Its Hall 

Instead of Pilgrim 

Memorial Out of 




y, 88 

b, 88, 256 
69, 206, 213 
£, 224, 227, 

ygiene and 
e, 225, 241- 


idation, xiii 
imittee, 21, 

ee also Spe- 

Man Whose Fortune Went Toward 

hounding Smith College Was 
Finally Successful 

and the town soon buzzed -with ar- 
guments and discussions concern- 
ing who were mo3t directly in line 
from the Plymouth Rock. This led 
(Written for the Gazette by C. K. to much feeling and by the time 
Morton of Hatfield) that the committee had decided 

| Tne last resting place of Austin upon the proper kind of a monu- 
' Smith, whose fortune went toward ment for the Pilgrims, many f ami- 
patient loac the founding of Smith ^college, issues possibly were not on speaking 
preserving marked by a modest pillar, but his terms and some were reported to 
ties, 13real monument is the Hatrield townj na y e withdrawn temporarily from 
program red hall. ;the town's social activities. 

and radiolo; This useful edifice was built from . i n tp the midst of this seething 
relation of surplus revenue of the United i turmoil returned Austin Smith. He 
school States treasury, which was distrib- sized up the situation and immedi- 
cal sch. uted by Congress to the various a t e ly called for a special town 
rpnlarino- in states and in turn by them to the , meeting; no doubt assisted materi- 
p ^ s towns. Along about the year 1840,, ally by those fellow townsmen, 
re P orts to r( j the town of Hatfield began to re-i-^nose ancestor^ either did «o> 
and researcJ ceiye yca - rly installments from this i come m by the Plymouth Rock 
responsibilit ratner unexpected source of In- route, or to whom it did not seem 
and salariq come of great importance. In this effort 

small * ^ s m ight be expected, the ap- Austin was successful, for it is re- 
160-62] pearance of these sums of "easy corded that the Pilgrims' Memorial 
scope of a, 2 money" among the items of the monument committee was finally 
selection for town treasurer's accounts, began to legislated out of existence by a 
special pro cause uneasiness in the midst of vo te of 70 to 67. 

132-39 those worthy citizens, who believed However, this was not accom- 

and special that wealth should be allowed to piished in one session, but required 

Snecialr express itself in more tangible ma ny stormy town meetings, 

ff p . Jtorm, than as a mere accumulator through the smoke of which could 

stan meeting^ lnterP _ ft t_ Austin Smith was not De se en and heard the violent fig- 

fathers to 

standard pr« one Qf these regtles 

supervision a strong believer in keeping money 

145 ^ ou t of temptation, by investing it 
and surgical m sound mortgages or bcnci.i and 
and teachiithe fact that his bonds often went 

staff, lb up and yielded a profit, did hot 

written repo lead him ■ to engage in any orgy of 

see also Resirispending. 

Resident It is sam that tne Austin Smith 

assistant 99 influence, powerfully exerted, dur- 

by states'* 13 ^ the ^ ears between 1840 

1939 25"^^' forced tne town f 
j t -h. i refrain from spending this growing 
ana certinea j „ <nati , onal refundj » DUt instead to 
compensatio ke€p u gafely bearing interest as 
definition orJ loans to yar i ous individuals. Austin 
food and hot himself was doubtless one of the 
junior, 99 borrowers 
number of resome of the Hatfield people 

needed quently profited by loaning him 
personal coni moGey for use in nis ratner exten- 

rerreatinn fm Sive Speculations. 

recreation to By m ^ ^ tQym appearg to 

selection ot, ] hav0 benefited to the extent of 

senior, 99 nearly $2,000, for I discovered in 

as a teacher, the treasurer's records of that 

vacation for, year a "surplus revenue fund" en- 

see also Residitry of J 1,96 5. 

t>, , c j It seems that now the insurgents 
Resume of med broke loog8> fQr fluring one o| 

Rhinology, 207 Brother 

ure of Austin Smith in swallow tail 
coat and canary colored vest, roar- 
ing out his views on the burning 

The vote which put the quietus 
on the Pilgrims' Memorial enter- 
prise, placed the author of its 
downfall at the head of a new com- 
mittee, instructed to build a brand 
new town hall under the sole and 
exclusive Smith direction. 

Thus were the much debated- 
over funds diverted to the work of 
erecting a structure which has 
served the town of Hatfield faith- 
fully for 70 years. 

It is barely possible that Austin 
ihT«L j^^" 1 " Vwt Smith may have had some thought 
have heard tjgt P f ayoIdln y g • the . taxes, which other- 
wise would hare been levied to 
supply the town with this needed 
public building. However, I would 
say that it might be considered his 
memorial, as well as a visible testi- 
monial to the benefit a protective 
tariff has actually had on the treas- 
ury of the United States. 

Th<* thought of giving (back to 
the taxpayers any portion of mon- 
eys once extracted from their un- 
willing grasp and safely interned In 
the national treasury, I fear would 

Smith's frequent excur- 

RockefellerFoi; sion8 _ to _ the _f rea ^ f 111 ?^ 1 _ cen ^ er ?' creatT no little consternation 

among our modern statesmen. For 
they have come to coasider the 
ability to secure appropriation of 
national funds for public improve- 

a vote was passed in town meeting, 
to use the accumulated funds for 
the erecting of a Pilgrims' Memo- 
rial monument. The town appoint- 
ed a building committee and plans ™£' ln their legislative districts, 
were well under way to carry out disti nct asset for re-election, 
this sentimental, but not highly My Mher was a mem ber c 
useful, Project. > ill-fated Pilgrims' Memorial 

It is said that this enterpri** mlttee but as ne died the ye ' 
suddenly aroused great interest in lowlng t he completion of th 
family histories. Genealogies were , u and because l was Ter 
dusted off aDd brought into action, f haye no recolIec tion of 



~ views on the subject. However, 
I believe he thought that some sort 
of a memorial building should be! 
erected possibly along the line ;.of 
the Hatfield memorial hall, which, 
in spite of its misleading inscrip- 
tion, was intended to commemorate 
the soldiers who went out from the 
town. , m 

I have never been able to find ! 
out just how much the town re- 
ceived from the national treasury, j 
but I do know that this money, to- 
gether with the proceeds from the ' 
sale, of the old town hall, with the 
ground on which it stood, was ap- 
propriated toward the const ruction 
of the present building. 

publication if you wish it. 
Your truly, 

F. N. Kneeland. 


"" ing bo( 
J 92^1ty bo; 

The Gazette is certainly glad to 
print this invitation, particularly 
when the question of new hotels is 
so prominent in Northampton. In- . . 

side the folder loaned us by Mr.; und training, 
Kneeland appears this detailed an- 1 
nouncement of the opening: rnmental cer- 

Text of Invitation • - -fl7 

"The new, spacious and elegantlyies, 174, 181, 
furnished hotel, erected on the site 
of the Warner house by Messrs. 
John T. and George C. Fitch, cost- i . , . . 

ing $125,000, will be opened to the g laencies, 264 
public with a grand supper and ball, P> 47-48 
Thursday eveniner. July 6th, at 8 ! 50 
o'clock. The entire house will be jards, 210, 218 
lighted and thrown onen for insnec- 



g internships, 
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F. N. Kneeland Finds Invitation to Ceremonies 
Opening What Is Now the Draper Hotel — 
Tickets, Not Including Carriages, Were 
!5 — Out of 125 Members of Commit- 
tee on Arrangements from 
Northampton, But Six Are 
Living Today — C. K. 
Morton Only Hat- 
field Survivor 

tate medical 
iedical educa- 



[gh, 235. 



■n, 224, 225 


ster, 240 

Editor Gazette: 

I have just found the printed in- 
vitation issued for the "Grand Open- 
ing of Fitch's New Hotel, Northamp- 
ton, Mass.," Thursday evening, July 
6. 1871. which may he of interest 1 
to your readers at the present time. ' 
The Fitch hotel is now the Draper 

On the general committee of ar- 
rangements were 125 members from 
Northampton. I find only six of the 
members alive, S. W. Lee. Jr., B. E. 
Cook. Jr., George D. 'Clark, E. F. 
Hamlin, Albert E. Smith, and H. M. 

None of the executive committee, 
none of the committee of reception, 
are alive. The other 76 members of 
the general committee of arrange- 
ments were from other places. an1 

quite sure all of the members ' 
from Hadley. Amherst, Williams- 
burg. Gummington. Goshen. Ches- 
terfield and Easthampton, and all 
but C. K. Morton from Hatfield, are 

1-tion of all present. You are respect- p 83 
fully invited, with ladies. Tickets, ;ania, 32 


admitting gentleman and two ladies, p^ 240 
(not including carriages); $5.00. i 
Committee on dancing and floor j 
managers: Christopher Clarke. D. F. 
Raimey, E. A. Ramsey, N. P. Pratt, [ 
John Metealf. Tickets may be ob- , 
tained at the Hampshire County Na- 
tional ha:' H. Spaulding & ; 
Co.. E. F. Hamlin, and at Florence, I 
of F. H. Rummill. Orders for car- ; 
riages may be left with Ebenezet ! 
Strong or E. C. Clark. Carriage 
tickets^ 2o cents each way." 
General Committee from Northamp- 
The general committee of ar- 
rangements comprised: Justin Thay- 
er. Luther Tiodman, Oscar Ed- 
wards. TT. K. Starkweather. Fbene- 
?er Strong. Dr. S. A. Fisk. J. L. War- 
riner. A. P. Peck. M. H. Spaulding, 
George Sergeant, Dr. C. L, TCnowl- 
ton. Lafayette Maltby, Enos Par- 
sons. Charles Delano. Merritt Clark, 
Dr. Oscar DeWolf, James C Ward, 

dei L d - ,. «. .. .,. . #A „ William P. Strickland, S. T. Snauld 

>o U may have the entire list for Harrey Kirkland. C Edgar 

' Ryan were tneTSWpfents ormaiiy '| "*~ ~ \ ■*• "' 







everal Names Suggested 

For First U. S. Satellite 


WASHINGTON .T - - Russia has 
the Sputnik but we still don't have 
a name for our own satellite. 

This is not the fault of the 

American people. A newspaper 

writer — this one, as a matter 

of fact — invited suggestions some 

weeks ago and the replies are- still 

| coming in. Very ingenious, many 

j of them. The public applied itself. 

Trouble is not many of the sug- 

; gestions are likely to appeal to 

; those in authority. They tend lo 

i be a bit sarcastic, to point up the 

I fact that this country was a couple 

of months behind a certain other 

great power in getting a baby 

moon operating. 

C. J. McQuade, managing editor 
of the Beckley (W.Va.) Raleigh 
:er, suggests the name 

"This golfing term is rightly or 
wrongly identified with the Amer- 
ican government. Too, it some- 
times denotes late comers who for 
one reason or another get in a 
hurry," he explained. 

"Just name it The Laggard,' " 
proposes Telmer P. Vaughan of 
Charleston, S.C. — an idea that 
may not appeal to the planners of 
Navy Operation Vanguard, which 
was given the job of getting the 
moonlet and others like it off the 
ground. , 

"The name, naturally would be 
'Disputnik.' " gibes Ed Ritcher of 
Nazareth, Pa. 

"Why not call ours 'Me, Too?' " 
inquires Ralph D. Braisted of San 

Jim Murphy of Santa Barbara, 

Calif., comes up with "Tortoise." 

And Dick Gibbons of the Battle 

Creek (Mich.) Enquirer and News 

suggests either "Mad Ball" or 

"BLTN," the latter meaning 

?r late than never." 

Not all the suggestions are of 

>ffing nature, to be sure. 
Dai. tvvell of Frankfort, 

;enik'' as a tribute 
ih President Eisenhower and 
President .N" 

mond, Ind.. contributes "Red Her- 
ring II" as a reproach to Com- 
munists who have stolen U. S. 
scientific secrets. 
Doubtless there is food for 

j thought in all these proposed! 

i names. But none, somehow, taps! 

' you in the back of the head like] 
good old "Sputnik," to say noth- 

| ing of the later "Muttnik." 

"Sputnik" is, of course, nothing 

! more or less than the Russianl 
word for "satellite." Maybe we'dj 
be well-advised to follow the Rus- 
sians' example, stop trying to be] 

' clever and just call a spade al 

1 spade — or, in this case, a satellite! 
a satellite. 
Maybe "satellite" sounds as] 
to the Russians as "Sput- 
nik" does to us 

Waits Turn 

Mill River Flood Survivor, 


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• Full-Fashioned Dress Sheers 

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Proportioned ^Lengths ! 

They're the. clearest, smartest ny- 
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mh for' 1111 uL^Wil^SaturrinT 

Rev Stewart W. Irwin preached, a 

itrong temperance sermon at the morning 

Iserricc at the Methodist church ycster- 

Yiist now the skating at Valley park 
Is the best it has been in years and hum 
rlreds are enjoying it. 

f The local supply of Red Cross stamps 
bias been received and they will be placed 

>n sale this morning. ■ 



|Was Playing: With Matches and Set 
His Clothing on Fire. 

Frederick Jennings, the five-years-old 
-son of Mr and Mrs Walter Jennings, died 
[at their home in Housa tonic Sunday aft- 
lernoon as the result of burns received 
(Saturday morning. The child was playing 
lwith matches in the upstairs apartment of 
Ihis home and he rushed downstairs to his 
nother enveloped in flames. The mother 
struggled hard and finally put out the 
5_re by rolling her son in a rug. He re- 
ceived severe burns about the chest and 
me side of his face. Dr Lachjmger _ was 
called and he realized that the child s 
condition was serious. The boy died about 
fl yesterday afternoon. His father is em- 
ployed at the Monument mills. 
■ Edward Grinnell, Jr., who has been em- 
ployed in moving the houses from the river 
If rout, was injured a few days ago by a 
Ifall from one of the walls. He will be 
■confined to the house for several days. 

The property on the South Bgremont 
iroad owned by the heirs of the late Henry 
and Emorv Smith has been sold to a New 
York partv. The property consists of 
about 40 acres. The Moore place is also 
[hieing negotiated for. ,'-"".. „ \ n 

Miss Marion Drummond, who is soon to 
be' married to Neil S. Lamont. was given 
a linen shower Friday evening by a 
number of her friends. The party was a 
I complete surprise to Miss Drummond. 
, The funeral of Mrs Ellen Parshley wa^ 
[held Saturday afternoon at the home oW 
fcer son, E. J. Adams. Rev O. D. Dewall 
■conducted the services. The bearers were 
The members of the grange are to make 
an effort to secure State Lecturer Gard- 
iner as the installing official. The date 
lwill be arranged later. 
Parshley Adams of Great Barrmgton, 
Jjohn, Junius and Frank Halloway of 
IMilford, Ct. Burial was in Elmwood ceme- 

Ueary. ' * ^ 

A number of the poultry fanciers of the 
section will ship their birds to the Wm- 
sted (Ct.) show this week, and Wednes- 
day a party will visit the show. There 
will be no show in Great Barrmgton this 
winter. ... 

Mrs James McDermott, who has been ill 
for several weeks, has gone to rsorth 
Reading for treatment. 

Harry Chapman has taken a position 
with the Adams express company. 

Martin Langs has sold his livery busi- 
,ness in Canaan, Ct, and will manage the 
hotel in Falls Village, Ct. 
I Dr and Mrs Ernest Sweet of Boston are 
guests of Mr and Mrs C. I. Sweet. 
I A concert will be given in Odd Fellows 
|hall this evening by Messrs Foote and 
Clemans, who are blind. It will be a mu- 
sical, followed by dancing. 
Mrs Charles Vincent has returned to 

hi- home in Worcester after a visit in 

i W >"! 

M G \ ! lo\ 1L PASTOK. 

j Hca lr»i-^ k. I Hnt, Who W'll Bedn 
iiIh scr> ice in Hatfield Febroflurj '• 
I- lint, who ling arcopted 
| tlic . :ill in flu- pa borate of the Cougre- 
, Ra i ional ehi i-'li. 1 1 •* i the past 

/ t Iih "■ pastor of Hi*' l'i i ' .' iii 

; .\oi lh | icrr;:, .,i| iu'i:il < h 

; Port land, Me. I {<• •>. ill begin 
ate hi Hat fie M I" I and has al- 

ready resigned 

Mr Flint was bom in Braintree, Orange 
county, Vi.. aiid was educated al Hi^ Ran- 
dolph (\'t.i lush school, tli* 1 university of 
Vermont and the r./ncr theo 
miry, from which Ik- graduated in 1895. 
He has had three pastorates in Falmouth, 


Warren and Portland, Me. The 7% years 
spent in Falmouth were especially suc- 
cessful and many, improvements were 
made on church, parsonage and chapel. 
During 4% years in Warren the congre- 
gation were largely increased and the 
membership of the church increased one- 
third. The Christian endeavor society 
came to he the. second largest of any Con- 
gregational society in Maine. 

For two years Mr Flint has been super- 
intendent of the. Congregational young 
people's work in Maine and he has also 
served as secretary of the Maine state 
Sunday-school association. For three years 
he has been chairman of The local com- 
mittee of conference for the apportion- 
ment of benevolences and a member of 
the state committee to deal with the same 
question. During the nearly three years 
Mr fi lint has been in Portland the Free 
church has been rebuilt with a new vestry 
and many interior improvements made, so 
that it now has one of the most attrac- 
tive audience rooms in Portland; The 
Sunday-school is especially strong. Mr 
Flint has a wife and one child. 



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S mith William Allen. William B 
SrX ' "Samuel L- Parsons. B. W. 
2ra«s, S Wri S ht, Jr.. Dr. James 

Fowle, Joseph Warmer- ^^^' 

B. E. Cook, *-tf^^g*%* W 
■n* T»rir»dle H. M. Abbott. Br. r. vv. 
MeSnt i W. Smith WUliam C. 
Pomerov, H. A. Brown Charles 
JSh P. Smith, Lewis Day, A. 
^4ott ^. A. ^Thompson, 

Charles S. Crone*. *M&JrH t 
Tra H Stevens. Henry Roberts, <- 
^ Dick nson. Thomas Belaud Geo. 
Clark H. H. Baker, James U 
W Braman, Edward 
B. M. 


Havden. C. 

Sridsmaa, George Tucker 

A. Dewey, t fi. C. ^ ia1 *' r * 
B. Parsons, Chas. 

mington; T. P. Lyman and .Arthur 
Walkley of Coshen. William Ban- 
croft of Chesterfield H. G. Knight, 
George S. Clark. J. F, Lamble, John 
Mayher, G. A. Clark, and H. H. 
Strong of Easlhamnton. 

Connecticut represented 
W. F. Rawson, .Tnlins Webb and 
Daniel P. Kingsley of Norwich, Ct.; 
A. P. Hale and W. W. Wallace of 
Bridgeport. Ct.: H. P. Frost and 
George Peed of New Haven; David j 
A. Pood, J. D. Burnham, Caleb I 
Clapp and S. L. Clark' of Hartford; 
H. G. Gilmore, Tilly, Haynes and J. 
M. Cooley of Springfield, W, O. 
Fletcher of Wjestf&lcL H. G. Olra- 
steail of Stafford Springs. W. P. See- 
ley, W. H. Tweedy and O. P. Twee- 
dy of Danbury, Ct., James Williams 
and Samuel Freeman of New Lon- 
don; Frederick Ciapp, Delew Stev 

Smith, M. 

» m^wSet ' J ' H." Prlndle, George ens and Georg . e v/illard of Green- 
s' cmuh H M. 'Converse, -E. E. field - H . E. Derm an and E. P. W(;od- 
S'r ti«^ld E G Southwick, Horace ward of Worcester; Nat. Lamson 
« Hamlin, A. Mc- and w . H . Bardwell of Shelburno 
C. Ferry, FallS ; G . A> Boyden, Wells S. Frost 

L. Kingsley E. F. 
rallum A. C. Barton, L 
Gabb, H. O. Edward 

O. A. 

waIIs E A. Johnson. M. C. Pai^ei. 
Sam H. Bavner. J. D.Lawrence 

J. R. Trumbull, Henry P. Billings, 
Dr. J. N. Davenport, Dr. W, H. 
Jones, Lewis D. Parsons, Benjamin 
F. Ockington, C. til Herrick. Charles 
H. Clark, William F. Kingsley, Fred 
W. Clark. Joshua Knowlton, 
phus Crafts, Wm. Tillbtson. H. G. 
Maynard, Orman S. Clark, and S. C. 
Parsons, all of Northampton. ' 
Florence Members 
D. W. Bond, George A. Burr, I. 

S. Parsons, Sidney Strong, John W. 

Hoxie, Orrin Storer, Frank Rum- 

mell, H. W. Morgan and David 

Shields of Florence. . 

Those From Leeds 

J. L. Otis, L. Dimock, William F. 
Quigley, S. B. Fuller and George P. 
Warner of Leeds. m 

Hatfield Men 

Henry S. Porter, William H. Dick- 
inson. - S. G. Hubbard, John E. 
Doane. Fred D. Billings. Elisha Hub- 
bard, E. A. Bardwell, D. W. Wells, 
S. P. Billings and Cbarles K. Mor- 
ton, alj of Hat Held. 

Had ley and Amherst 

Frank Edson, S. R. Bell, O. H. 
Thayer. George E. Smith, Hubbard 
Lawrence. a"nd T. S. Smith of Had- 
ley; L. F. Conker. Fred Baker, A. 
R./Cushman and E. F. Cook of Am- 

Williamsburg and Haydenville 
Elnathan Graves, H. L. James. 
Thomas Nash and L. D. .Tame? of 
Williamsburg; Joe; Hayden. Jr.', 
William Skinner. P. C. Curtis and 
Sereno Kingsley of Haydenville; R. 
Kingman and L. J. Orcutt of Cum- 

and D. S. Pratt of Braitleboro; J. S. 
Davis of Holyoke. The following 
men listed as "conductors:" John 
Hare, S. A. Sommers, Henry Frost, 
W. D. Carroll and Henry Wey- 
mouth. . 

Other Committees 
The executive committee com- 
prised Luke Lyman, J. C. Williams 
and N. P. Pratt, while the commit- 
tee on invitations was James Ells- 
worth, William H. Todd, George M. 
Fuller, E. V. Foster, Lewis Warner 
and W. L. Smith. The committee on 
reception was R. R. Mayers, J. A. 
Prentiss, E. V. Foster; E. P. Cope- 
land, J. M. Miner, R. Deming, H. A. 
Longley and W. L. Smith *of North- 
ampton, E. V. Tanner of Florence, 
J. E. Waite of Hatfield and E. T. 
Sawyer of Easthampton. 

The invitation was handsomely >j 
gotten out, with red and green type 
on the outside, a fancy border of 
gold, red and green, and blue type 
on the inside. The printing was done 
by the old firm of Trumbull & Gere, 
who are' listed on the bottom of the 
sheet as "steam printers."